Representative Marion E. Olson View All Years

Compiled Historical Information
Date of Death: 6/23/1975
Party Affiliation: Republican
Assemblies Served:
House: 59 (1961) - 60 (1963)
Home County: Cerro Gordo
Marion E. Olson
Cerro Gordo County
Mason City Cerro Gordo County Republican. Born on a farm near Slater, Iowa, Nov. 10, 1889. Graduate Slater High School 1907. Graduated Iowa State University, B.S. in Agriculture 1914; M.S. in Agriculture, 1916. Graduate studies in Administration, University of Chicago, 1936. Research staff President's Committee on Vocational Education 1937. Member Acacia Fraternity, Alpha Zeta and Epsilon Sigma Phi honor fraternities. 25 year Faculty Club, Iowa State University. Superintendent agronomy farm, Ames 1914-1916, scientific assistant Office of Corn Investigation, U. S. Department of Agriculture, Washington, D. C. 1916-1917, assistant in soil field experiments, Iowa State University 1917-1920, county agricultural agent Hardin County, 1920-1924; director of agricultural extension, Cerro Gordo County, 1924-1958; reserve foreign service officer I.C.A., U. S. Embassy, advisor Ministry of Agriculture, government of Iraq, Baghdad 1952-1958. Joint operation of farms 1958-1960. Married Delphia Williams, May 15, 1923. One son, Marion, Jr. farming at Rockwell, Iowa. Methodist, Mason. Has been active in community and civic organizations, officer of state and national professional associations. Serving first term.