Olaf C. Olsen

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Olaf C. Olsen was a Socialist from Milwaukee. He was a law student at Marquette University Law School in 1922 when he was elected to the first of his two terms in the Wisconsin State Assembly representing the 11th Milwaukee County district (11th and 24th wards of the City of Milwaukee).


Olsen was born February 26, 1899 in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. He graduated from South Division High School and until the 1923 opening of the legislature was attending the law school of Marquette University.


He had never held a public office before being elected to the assembly in November, 1922, receiving 3,643 votes to 887 for Democrat Alex J. Roselik (portions of this district had been represented by William E. Jordan and portions by Stephen Stolowski prior to reapportionment; both were Socialists). He was appointed to the Assembly's standing committee on the judiciary.[1] He was re-elected in 1924, with 3817 votes to 3051 for B. J. Adamkiewicz; by this time, his occupation was listed as "secretary".[2]

He did not run for re-election in 1926, and was succeeded by fellow Socialist Elmer Baumann.