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Jack Olsen, American writer. Recipient Edgar award Mystery Writers American, Page One award Chicago Newspaper Guild; National Headliners award; Washington Governor's award; citations University Indiana, Columbia University. Served with Office of Strategic Services Army of the United States, 1943-1944.

Background

Olsen, Jack was born on June 7, 1925 in Indianapolis, Indiana, United States. Son of Rudolph O. and Florence (Drecksage) Olsen.

Education

Student, University Pennsylvania, 1946-1947.

Career

Newspaper reporter San Diego Union Tribune, 1947-1948, San Diego Journal, 1949-1950, Washington Daily News, 1950-1951. Television news editor and broadcaster station WMAL-television, Washington, 1950-1951. Newspaper reporter New Orleans Item, 1952-1953, Chicago Sun-Times, 1954-1955.

Correspondent Time magazine, 1956-1958, Midwest chief, 1959-1959.

Works

Membership

Served with Office of Strategic Services Army of the United States, 1943-1944.

Connections

Married Su Peterson, 1966. Children: John Robert, Susan Joyce, Jonathan Rhoades, Julia Crispin, Evan Pierce, Barrie Elizabeth, Emily Sara Peterson, Harper Alexander Peterson.

father:
Rudolph O. Olsen

mother:
Florence (Drecksage) Olsen

spouse:
Su Peterson

children:
Evan Pierce Olsen

Jonathan Rhoades Olsen

Emily Sara Peterson Olsen

John Robert Olsen

Julia Crispin Olsen

Harper Alexander Peterson Olsen

Susan Joyce Olsen

Barrie Elizabeth Olsen