Alec G. Olson

American politician

Alec Gehard Olson (born September 11, 1930) is an American politician. He is a former member of the U.S. House of Representatives and a former state senator. He was the 40th Lieutenant Governor of Minnesota.

Alec Olson
Olson as a U.S. Representative in 1963
40th Lieutenant Governor of Minnesota
In office
December 29, 1976 – January 3, 1979
GovernorRudy Perpich
Preceded byRudy Perpich
Succeeded byLou Wangberg
1st President of the Minnesota Senate
In office
January 1973 – December 29, 1976
Preceded byRudy Perpich
(as lieutenant governor)*
Succeeded byEdward J. Gearty
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Minnesota's 6th district
In office
January 3, 1963 – January 3, 1967
Preceded byFred Marshall
Succeeded byJohn M. Zwach
Member of the Minnesota Senate
In office
Personal details
Born (1930-09-11) September 11, 1930 (age 93)
Mamre Township, Kandiyohi County, Minnesota
Political partyMinnesota Democratic-Farmer-Labor Party
Janice Ruth Albrecht (m. 1957)
ProfessionInsurance representative, farmer
  • From statehood until 1973, the lieutenant governor was state senate president. Starting in 1973, senate presidents were selected from the body.

Olson was born in Mamre Township in Kandiyohi County, Minnesota.[1]

Olson served in the U.S. House of Representatives from January 3, 1963, to January 3, 1967, during the 88th and 89th congresses. He lost when he ran for re-election in 1966.[2]

References change

  1. "Minnesota Legislators Past & Present – Legislator Record – Olson, Alec Gehard". Retrieved 2010-07-20.
  2. "OLSON, Alec Gehard – Biographical Information". Retrieved 2010-07-20.

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