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George Leroy Olson

George Leroy Olson, American minister, missionary. Recipient Alumni Service award Augustana College Alumni Association 1982. Member International House Japan, International Advertising Association, Foreign Corresponding; Club Japan (associate), Japan Society Studies Journalism and Mass Communication.; Club: Ai Shin Kai.

Background

  • Olson, George Leroy was born on July 12, 1924 in Gary, Indiana, United States. Son of George and Marian (Lundgren) Olson.

  • Education

    • Bachelor of Arts, Augustana College, 1945. Master of Divinity, Lutheran School Theology, Chicago, 1949.

    Career

    • Ordained to ministry Lutheran Church in America, 1949. Missionary Japan Evangelical Lutheran Church, Hiroshima, Japan, 1951-1965. Director Lutheran Office Communication, Tokyo, since 1966, Lutheran Communications Asia, Tokyo, since 1983.

      Consultant Japan Lutheran Hour, Tokyo, since 1979.

    Works

    • Editor Japan Christian Quarterly, since 1982. Contributor articles to professional journals. Founder Forum Children's television, Tokyo, since 1977.

      Asia coordinator television Awareness Training, Tokyo, since 1982.

    Membership

    Member International House Japan, International Advertising Association, Foreign Corresponding. Club Japan (associate), Japan Society Studies Journalism and Mass Communication. Club: Ai Shin Kai.

    Connections

    • Married Miriam Louise Burton, June 15, 1949. Children– Tami Ann Haas, Timothy John, Christina Louise Gano.
    • father: George Olson
    • mother: Marian (Lundgren) Olson
    • spouse: Miriam Louise Burton
    • children: Tami Ann Haas Olson
    • Timothy John Olson
    • Christina Louise Gano Olson
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    Born July 12, 1924
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