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Karl John Olson

travel company executive.

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