After graduation from Concordia College, Ole H. Olson moved to North Dakota in 1892. He homesteaded in Eddy County, North Dakota, in 1895. In 1916 he was elected to the North Dakota State House of Representatives and served until 1918, when he was elected to the North Dakota Senate. He served as president pro tempore of the Senate in 1929. Olson was Lieutenant Governor of North Dakota in 1932-1934. A Republican, Ole H. Olson became governor of North Dakota on July 19, 1934, upon the removal of Governor William Langer. Olson's brief term was during one of the most turbulent periods in the political history of North Dakota. Lieutenant Governor Ole H. Olson became governor after William Langer was removed from office.
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