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George Leroy Olson

minister , missionary

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