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Albert Olson

(1884-1963). Administrator. He entered the service of the Seventh-day Adventist Church in 1902 as a colporteur-evangelist, then served as a church school teacher. He was ordained at age 24. After a period of pastoral service in Minnesota (1906-1912), he was a pastor-evangelist in Montreal, Canada (1912-1914); in 1914 he was elected president of the Quebec Conference and in 1916 of the Ontario Conference. From 1917 to 1920 he was president of the Eastern Canadian Union; from 1920 to 1929 president of the Latin Union, with headquarters in Gland, Switzerland; and from 1929 to 1946 president of the newly organized Southern European Division. In 1946 he was elected a general vice president of the General Conference and held that office until his retirement in 1958. After retirement he continued...

From the Seventh-day Adventist Encyclopedia. Published with permission from the Review and Herald Publishing Association.