Andrew C. Olson

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Andrew C. Olson
Member of the Minnesota Senate
from the 14th district
In office
1911–1914
Preceded by Henry E. Hanson
Succeeded by Charles W. Gillam
Personal details
Born 1866
Winneshiek County, Iowa
Died June 1920
Political party Republican
Profession Farmer, Legislator

Andrew C. Olson ( March 30, 1866 – July 17, 1920) was a state senator for Minnesota's 14th district serving Cottonwood and Jackson counties.[1]

Olson was born in Winneshiek County, Iowa. He was of Norwegian immigrant heritage. He moved with his parents to Jackson County, Minnesota in 1868. He was educated at Minnesota Common Schools.[1] He was a farmer with interests in a general store and grain elevator.

He served in the Minnesota Senate from 1911 to 1914.[1] He was preceded by Henry Hanson[2] and succeeded by Charles Gillam.[3] In addition to his service as a senator, he served as a county commissioner of Jackson County.[1] [1]

Personal life[edit]

He was married to Julia Carolina Anton Olson (1869 - 1923), the daughter of Norwegian immigrants Ole Anton and Merit (Johnson) Anton. Andrew and Julia Olson were the parents of seven children. Both were buried at the Lakeview Cemetery in Cottonwood County, Minnesota. [1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e f "Olson, Andrew C.". Legislators Past and Present. Minnesota Legislative Reference Library. Retrieved 8 June 2012. 
  2. ^ "Hanson, Henry E.". Legislators Past and Present. Minnesota Legislative Reference Library. Retrieved 8 June 2012. 
  3. ^ "Gillam, Charles W. "C.W."". Legislators Past and Present. Minnesota Legislative Reference Library. Retrieved 8 June 2012.