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Roger Norman Olson was American health service administrator. Rockefeller Brothers fellowship Rockefeller Fund for Theological Education, 1958-1959, fellowship National Institute of Mental Health, 1968-1969, Adminstn. on Aging, 1969-1970. Docent Portland Art Museum.


Olson, Roger Norman was born on July 3, 1936 in Spokane. Son of Harry Leonard and Evelyn Helen (Pearson) Olson.


Bachelor, Pacific Lutheran University, 1958. Master of Divinity, Augustana Theological Seminary, 1962. Master of Social Work, University Washington, 1970.


Pastor Christ Lutheran Church, Des Moines, 1962-1964. Assistant pastor First Immanuel Lutheran Church, Portland, Oregon, 1964-1968. Planner Tri-County Community Council, 1970-1971.

Project coordinator City-County Commission on Aging, 1971-1973. Evaluation coordinator Portland Bureau of Human Resources, 1973-1974. Assistant director Multnomah County Project Health Division, 1974-1983.

Interim pastor Augustana Lutheran Church, 1984-1985. Director family support services Metropolitan Family Service, 1985-1991. Director planning and research Metropolitan Family Services, 1992-1994.

Director information exchange Lutheran Family Service, 1994-1998. Performance improvement manager Kerr Youth and Family Center, Portland, 1998-2001, retired, 2001.


Docent Portland Art Museum.


  • Other Interests

    Avocations: music, reading, theatre.


Married Joyce Marlene Markert, June 28, 1959. Children: Leonard Mark, Brent Norman.