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Information scientist

Laura Maxine Olson, American information scientist.


Olson, Laura Maxine was born on June 16, 1927 in Baker, Oregon, United States. Daughter of Arthur Vard and Retta Belle (Mercer) Olson.


Bachelor of Science, University Oregon, 1949.


Line-up editor True Detective magazine, New York City, 1949—1950. Promotion writer New York Herald Tribune Snydicate. Writer New York Herald Tribune News service, 1950—1952.

Counsellor for women U Oregon, 1952—1953. News editor Cottage Grove Sentinel, 1953—1954. Reporter, political writer Roseburg News-Review, 1954—1956.

Research assistant to United States representative, 1957—1960. Press assistant to United States senator, 1961—1962. Assistant legislation assistant to United States senator, 1962—1965.

Legislation assistant, 1966—1968. Special consultant population problems United States Senate Government Operations Subcommittee on Foreign Aid Expenditures, 1965—1968. Head information office National Endowment for Humanities, 1968—1970.

Chief clearing house and information section, population division United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and Pacific, 1970—1982.


Trustee National Population Reference Bureau, 1983—1990. Member Oregon Democratic Center Committee, 1982—1988, Lane County Library Advisory Committee. Founding member, sponsor, director Willamette World Affairs Council, 1982—1988.

Member of McKenzie River Chamber of Commerce, Walterville Grange, Common Cause, Women in International Organizations, Satri Sakone, Foreign Corrs. Thailand, Women in Communications, Delta Delta Delta.


Arthur Vard Olson

Retta Belle (Mercer) Olson