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Peter B. Olsen

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Died  3 July 1926

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Peter B. Olsen (April 11, 1848 – July 3, 1926) was an American newspaper editor and politician.


Olsen was born in Christiana, Norway. Olsen emigrated to the United States in 1872. He was a printer by trade and became the literary editor for the Skandinaven in Chicago, Illinois. From 1899 to 1903, Olsen served as a Republican representative in the Illinois House of Representatives. From 1900 to 1906, Olsen served as the clerk of Cook County, Illinois. Olsen died at a hospital in Chicago, Illinois. Olsen was a close associate of fellow Chicago politician Henry L. Hertz.

Related reading

  • Larson, Laurence M. (1937) Skandinaven, Professor Anderson, and the Yankee School ( Northfield, MN: The Changing West and Other Essays, pages 116-146)
  • Øverland, Orm (1996) The Western Home - A Literary History of Norwegian America (Northfield, MN: Norwegian-American Historical Association)
  • References

    Peter B. Olsen Wikipedia

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