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army officer.

Raymond Ferdinand Olson, American army officer. Member Adjunct General Association, National Guard Association of the United States (life), American Legion, Veterans of Foreign Wars; Mason (Shriner).

Background

Olson, Raymond Ferdinand was born on October 26, 1891 in Oregon City, Oregon, United States. Son of Otto Ferdinand and Anna B. (Peterson) Olson.

Education

Student Oregon Institute Technology, Portland, 1909-1910. 1st Corps School, United States Army, Gondrecourt, France, 1918. Command and General staff schedul United States Army, Fort Leavenworth, Kansas, 1930.

Army Finance School, Duke, 1943-1944.

Career

Private, First lieutenant Oregon National Guard, May-July 1917. Federal service with 116th engrs., 41st div. 1st engrs., 1st div.

Director general transportation American Expeditionary Force, France, November 1917-September 1919. First lieutenant, 116th engrs., Oregon National Guard, November 1921-June 1923. Captain 186th infantry, Oregon National Guard, June 1923-March 1927, major 82d infantry brig., March 1927-July 1931, lieutenant colonel 41st infantry div., July 1931-November 1939, lieutenant colonel University of the South Pacific and D.O., November 1939-September 1940, lieutenant colonel, finance officer, 41st infantry div., September 1940.

Service in Southwest Pacific, March 1942-February 1943. Fiscal director Fort Bragg, North Carolina, February-June 1944. Brigadier general, acting adjutant general of Oregon, 1944-1947, now assistant adjutant general.

Religion

The relationship with God in Covenant is like a marriage between human beings – both as a community and as individuals – on the one side and God in Christ on the other.

Politics

When the Church as a body engages with political issues, it should follow the principles of Christian faith.

Views

As human beings people find themselves as part of an unjust, sinful and violent world, which we may feel individually helpless to change. If we accept forgiveness, God can enable us to resist evil and to live life to the full.

Membership

Member Adjunct General Association, National Guard Association of the United States (life), American Legion, Veterans of Foreign Wars. Mason (Shriner).; Clubs: Army and Navy, Multnomah Athletic (life.

Connections

Married Doris Marjorie Taylor, March 25, 1933. Children: Thomas Raymond, Marjorie Lee.

father:
Otto Ferdinand Olson

mother:
Anna B. (Peterson) Olson

spouse:
Doris Marjorie Taylor

children:
Thomas Raymond Olson

Marjorie Lee Olson