Alec G. Olson
Olson as a U.S. Representative in 1963
|40th Lieutenant Governor of Minnesota|
December 29, 1976 – January 3, 1979
|Preceded by||Rudy Perpich|
|Succeeded by||Lou Wangberg|
|1st President of the Minnesota Senate|
January 1973 – December 29, 1976
(as lieutenant governor)*
|Succeeded by||Edward J. Gearty|
|Member of the U.S. House of Representatives|
from Minnesota's 6th district
January 3, 1963 – January 3, 1967
|Preceded by||Fred Marshall|
|Succeeded by||John M. Zwach|
|Member of the Minnesota Senate|
September 11, 1930|
Mamre Township, Kandiyohi County, Minnesota
|Political party||Minnesota Democratic-Farmer-Labor Party|
|Spouse(s)||Janice Ruth Albrecht (m. 1957)|
|Profession||Insurance representative, farmer|
Alec Gehard Olson (born September 11, 1930) is a former member of the U.S. House of Representatives, a former state senator, who served as the 40th Lieutenant Governor of Minnesota. He was born in Mamre Township in Kandiyohi County, Minnesota.
Olson attended public schools and graduated from Willmar High School in 1948. He farmed between 1948 and 1955, and was an insurance representative from 1955 to 1962. He was active in the Minnesota Democratic-Farmer-Labor Party from 1952 to 1962, serving as a district chairman for four years. He was a delegate to the Democratic National Convention in 1960, 1964 and 1968.
Olson served in the Minnesota Senate from 1969 to 1976 and was president of the state senate in 1973. When Wendell Anderson resigned the governorship to become a U.S. Senator in 1976, Olson became the lieutenant governor; he served from December 29, 1976 – January 3, 1979, and was Rudy Perpich's running mate in Minnesota's 1978 gubernatorial race.
- "Minnesota Legislators Past & Present – Legislator Record – Olson, Alec Gehard". Leg.state.mn.us. Retrieved 2010-07-20.
- "OLSON, Alec Gehard – Biographical Information". Bioguide.congress.gov. Retrieved 2010-07-20.
- Minnesota Historical Society: Alec Olson Profile
- Alec G. Olson at Minnesota Legislators Past & Present
- United States Congress. "Alec G. Olson (id: O000084)". Biographical Directory of the United States Congress.
| Lieutenant Governor of Minnesota
| President of the Minnesota Senate
Edward J. Gearty
|U.S. House of Representatives|
| U.S. Representative from Minnesota's 6th congressional district
|88th||Senate: H. Humphrey | E. McCarthy||House: J. Blatnik | A. Quie | A. Nelson | J. Karth | O. Langen | C. MacGregor | D.M. Fraser | A.G. Olson|
|88th||Senate: E. McCarthy | W. Mondale||House: J. Blatnik | A. Quie | A. Nelson | J. Karth | O. Langen | C. MacGregor | D.M. Fraser | A.G. Olson|
|89th||Senate: E. McCarthy | W. Mondale||House: J. Blatnik | A. Quie | A. Nelson | J. Karth | O. Langen | C. MacGregor | D.M. Fraser | A.G. Olson|