In 1997 Olson was nominated by President Clinton to be Ambassador to Sweden and went on to serve in this capacity until 2001. Olson served as a member of the Texas House of Representatives from 1973 until 1978.
Olson was appointed "The Swedish-American of 2002" by the Vasa Order of America.
PRESIDENT BUSH ANNOUNCES NOMINATION OF FOUR INDIVIDUALS, APPOINTMENT OF NINETEEN INDIVIDUALS, DESIGNATION OF ONE INDIVIDUAL TO SERVE IN HIS ADMINISTRATION
Jun 24, 2008; The White House released the following press release: President George W. Bush today announced his intention to nominate four...