Mordechai Olmert was an Israeli politician who served as a member of the Knesset for Herut between 1955 and 1961.
He studied at a local polytechnic, and was amongst the founders of the Jewish Students Organisation and the local branch of Betar.
He was also the father of Ehud Olmert, who served as Prime Minister between 2006 and 2009. Born in Buguruslan in the Russian Empire, Olmert"s family moved to Harbin in China in 1919. Between 1931 and 1933 he taught Russian at a Chinese high school, before making aliyah to Mandatory Palestine in 1933.
He joined the Betar work group in Hadera, and worked as an agricultural labourer until 1939.
He was amongst the founders of the Irgun, as well as the Jabotinsky neighbourhood in Binyamina in 1946. In 1949 he returned to China as an emissary for the Irgun fund.
He returned to Israel to head Herut"s settlement department, where he remained until 1953. He lost his seat in the 1961 elections, and in 1965 left the party"s central committee.
He died in 1998 at the age of 90.
A member of the party"s central committee, he was elected to the Knesset on its list in 1955, and was re-elected in 1959.