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Naval officer

Clarence Edward Olsen, American naval officer. Awarded Legion of Merit, Bronze star, Occupation area ribbons.


Olsen, Clarence Edward was born on October 7, 1899 in Aloha, Michigan, United States. Son of Hjalmer Eugene and Anna Gustava (Amundson) Olsen.


Bachelor of Science, United States Naval Academy, 1920. Graduated from Nava Line Post Graduate School, 1928, Naval War College, 1929.


December 1972); children—Betsey Jane, Charles Frank (adopted). Commissioned ensign United States Navy, June 1920, and advanced through grades to rear admiral, August 1947. Command United States Ship Arctic, 1941-1942, United States Ship Baltimore, Japanese occupation, 1945-1946.

Commander Cruiser Division Two, since 1950. Plans div. of commander-in-chief United States Fleet, 1942-1943. Senior Naval officer in Military Mission to Russia, 1943-1945.

Assistant director Central Intelligence, 1946-1948. Commander Naval Base, Norfolk, Virginia, 1948-1950. Later chief military assistance advisory group, Norway.

Retired, 1959.


Married Elisabeth Warren, May 24, 1929 (deceased. Children: Betsey Jane, Charles Frank (adopted).

Hjalmer Eugene Olsen

Anna Gustava (Amundson) Olsen

Elisabeth Warren

Betsey Jane Olsen

Charles Frank Olsen (adopted)