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Barbara Kay Bracher
December 27, 1955
|Died||September 11, 2001
|Cause of death||Terrorist attack|
|Education||University of Saint Thomas (BA)
Yeshiva University (JD)
Barbara Kay Olson (née Bracher; December 27, 1955 – September 11, 2001) was an American lawyer and conservative television commentator who worked for CNN, Fox News Channel, and several other outlets. She was a passenger on American Airlines Flight 77 en route to a taping of Bill Maher's television show Politically Incorrect when it was flown into the Pentagon in the September 11 attacks.
Olson was born Barbara Kay Bracher in Houston, Texas, on December 27, 1955. Her older sister, Toni Bracher-Lawrence, was a member of the Houston City Council from 2004 to 2010. She graduated from Waltrip High School.
She married Theodore Olson in 1996, becoming his third wife.
Olson was a frequent critic of the Bill Clinton administration and wrote a book about then First Lady Hillary Clinton, Hell to Pay: The Unfolding Story of Hillary Rodham Clinton (1999). Olson's second book, The Final Days: The Last, Desperate Abuses of Power by the Clinton White House was published posthumously.
Death and legacy
Her original plan had been to fly to California on September 10, but she waited until the next day so that she could wake up with her husband on his birthday, September 11. At the National September 11 Memorial, Olson's name is located on Panel S-70 of the South Pool, along with those of other passengers of Flight 77.
Three months after the attacks, Olson's remains were identified. She was buried at her family's retreat in Wisconsin.
- Olson, Barbara (November 1999). Hell to Pay: The Unfolding Story of Hillary Rodham Clinton. ISBN 0-89526-274-6.
- Olson, Barbara (October 2001). The Final Days: The Last, Desperate Abuses of Power by the Clinton White House. ISBN 0-89526-167-7.
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