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Alec Olson
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Olson as a U.S. Representative in 1963
40th Lieutenant Governor of Minnesota
In office
December 29, 1976 – January 3, 1979
Governor Rudy Perpich
Preceded by Rudy Perpich
Succeeded by Lou Wangberg
1st President of the Minnesota Senate
In office
January 1973 – December 29, 1976
Preceded by Rudy Perpich
(as lieutenant governor)*
Succeeded by Edward J. Gearty
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Minnesota's 6th district
In office
January 3, 1963 – January 3, 1967
Preceded by Fred Marshall
Succeeded by John M. Zwach
Member of the Minnesota Senate
In office
1969-1976
Personal details
Born September 11, 1930 (1930-09-11) (age 91)
Mamre Township, Kandiyohi County, Minnesota
Political party Minnesota Democratic-Farmer-Labor Party
Spouse(s)
Janice Ruth Albrecht (m. 1957)
Children 4
Profession Insurance representative, farmer
  • From statehood until 1973, the lieutenant governor was state senate president. Starting in 1973, senate presidents were selected from the body.

Alec Gehard Olson (born September 11, 1930) is an American politician. He is a former member of the U.S. House of Representatives and a former state senator. He was the 40th Lieutenant Governor of Minnesota.

Olson was born in Mamre Township in Kandiyohi County, Minnesota.

Olson served in the U.S. House of Representatives from January 3, 1963, to January 3, 1967, during the 88th and 89th congresses. He lost when he ran for re-election in 1966.

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