Theodore Olson

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Theodore Olson
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42nd Solicitor General of the United States
In office
June 11, 2001 – July 14, 2004
PresidentGeorge W. Bush
Preceded bySeth P. Waxman
Succeeded byPaul Clement
United States Assistant Attorney General for the Office of Legal Counsel
In office
PresidentRonald Reagan
Preceded byJohn Harmon
Succeeded byCharles Cooper
Personal details
Theodore Bevry Olson

(1940-09-11) September 11, 1940 (age 81)
Chicago, Illinois, U.S.
Political partyRepublican
  • Karen Beatie
    (m. 1964; div. 1987)
  • Jolie Bales
    (m. 1989; div. 1991)
  • Barbara Bracher
    (m. 1996; her death 2001)
  • Lady Evelyn Booth (m. 2006)
EducationUniversity of the Pacific
UC Berkeley School of Law

Theodore Bevry Olson (born September 11, 1940) is an American lawyer. Olson served as United States Solicitor General (June 2001-July 2004) under President George W. Bush.[1]

In March 2018, Olson turned down an offer to represent Donald Trump in the probe of Russian interference in the 2016 United States elections.[2]

Olson's third wife, Barbara Kay Olson (née Bracher), an attorney and conservative commentator, was a passenger on the hijacked American Airlines Flight 77 that crashed into the Pentagon on September 11, 2001.[3] She planned to leave to California on after celebrating Olson's birthday[4]

References[change | change source]

  1. Lewis, Neil A. (February 15, 2001). "Man in the News: Prize Job for a Bush Rescuer, Theodore Bevry Olson". The New York Times.
  3. "What Barbara Olson Knew" (YouTube). CNN. April 7, 2008.
  4. drjamesfetzer (January 4, 2010). "Pentagon Explosion, No Flight 77: TED OLSON on Barbara: "Its impossible to think of her as Gone"" – via YouTube.