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Karl John Olson

Karl John Olson, Norwegian travel company executive. Decorated Knight Order of Vasa, 1st Class Chevalier (Sweden), 1941. New Jersey chairman John Ericsson Republican Club.

Background

  • Olson, Karl John was born on July 28, 1885 in Grimstad, Norway. Son of Ole and Anne Johnson (Christenson) Olson.

  • Education

    • Edward high schools.

    Career

    • Came to the United States, 1902, naturalized citizen, 1911. Director East Orange Building & Loan Association. President Olson Building Supply Corporation.

      Proprietor Karl J. Olson Travel Agency.

    Membership

    Member East Orange City Council, 1937-1948. Member American Scandinavian Foundn. Member reception committee, East Orange, for visit of Crown Prince Gustaf of Sweden, June 1926, Prince William of Sweden, February 1927.

    Ex-president New York Conference Lutheran Brotherhood. Member Executive Committee of New Jersey State committee for 300th anniversary of Swedish Settlement on Delaware Celebration, also. Member New England Society of Orange.

    Councilman, City of East Orange, since 1937. Club: Rotary (directory).

    Connections

    • Married Hilma A. Björk, June 3, 1916. Children: Ethel Eunice, Karl Lloyd, Hazel Edna.
    • father: Ole Olson
    • mother: Anne Johnson (Christenson) Olson
    • spouse: Hilma A. Björk
    • children: Ethel Eunice Olson
    • Karl Lloyd Olson
    • Hazel Edna Olson
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    Born July 28, 1885
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