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  Olsen, Arnold
NameArnold Olsen
Butte, Montana , United States
Born December 17, 1916
DiedOctober 11, 1990 (73 years)
Contributoreddy 9_99
Last ModifedRBH
Dec 22, 2015 05:53pm
Infoborn in Butte, Silver Bow County, Mont., December 17, 1916; attended Butte public schools, the Montana School of Mines, 1934-1936, and graduated from the Montana State University Law School in Missoula, Mont., in 1940; private practice of law in Butte in 1940; overseas duty in the United States Navy, 1942-1946; attorney general of Montana, 1948-1956; private law office in Helena, Mont., in 1956; elected as a Democrat to the Eighty-seventh and to the four succeeding Congresses (January 3, 1961-January 3, 1971); unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 1970 to the Ninety-second Congress; resumed the practice of his profession; unsuccessful candidate for election in 1972 to the Ninety-third Congress; unsuccessful candidate for nomination in 1974 to the Ninety-fourth Congress; appointed judge of the second judicial district by the Governor, February 2, 1975; was a resident of Butte, Mont., until his death on October 11, 1990.


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