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Roger Norman Olson

Roger Norman Olson was American health service administrator. Rockefeller Brothers fellowship Rockefeller Fund for Theological Education, 1958-1959, fellowship National Institute of Mental Health, 1968-1969, Adminstn. on Aging, 1969-1970. Docent Portland Art Museum.


  • Olson, Roger Norman was born on July 3, 1936 in Spokane. Son of Harry Leonard and Evelyn Helen (Pearson) Olson.

  • Education

    • Bachelor, Pacific Lutheran University, 1958. Master of Divinity, Augustana Theological Seminary, 1962. Master of Social Work, University Washington, 1970.


    • Pastor Christ Lutheran Church, Des Moines, 1962-1964. Assistant pastor First Immanuel Lutheran Church, Portland, Oregon, 1964-1968. Planner Tri-County Community Council, 1970-1971.

      Project coordinator City-County Commission on Aging, 1971-1973. Evaluation coordinator Portland Bureau of Human Resources, 1973-1974. Assistant director Multnomah County Project Health Division, 1974-1983.

      Interim pastor Augustana Lutheran Church, 1984-1985. Director family support services Metropolitan Family Service, 1985-1991. Director planning and research Metropolitan Family Services, 1992-1994.

      Director information exchange Lutheran Family Service, 1994-1998. Performance improvement manager Kerr Youth and Family Center, Portland, 1998-2001, retired, 2001.


    Party affiliation: Democrat


    Docent Portland Art Museum.



    Avocations: music, reading, theatre.


    • Married Joyce Marlene Markert, June 28, 1959. Children: Leonard Mark, Brent Norman.
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    Born July 3, 1936