Olson, Hon. Horace Andrew (Bud)
Lieutenant Governor of the Province of Alberta
Born at Iddlesleigh, Alberta on Oct. 6, 1925, the son of Carl M. Olson and Alta I. Perry, Horace Andrew Olson was educated at Iddlesleigh and Medicine Hat, Alberta. On January 26, 1947 he married Marion Lucille, the daughter of John W. MacLachlan. They have children Sharon Lee, Andrea Lucille, Juanita Carol and Horace Andrew. On April 17, 1996 he was appointed Lieutenant Governor of Alberta.
Member of Parliament for Medicine Hat 1957-58, reelected in 1962, 1963, 1965 and 1968. Federal Minister of Agriculture 1968-72. Chairman of the Sub Committee for Revising Rules of Procedure in the House of Commons 1963-64. Received citation for Distinguished Citizenship from Medicine Hat College in 1968. Member of the Economic Council of Canada 1975-79. Participated in the Canadian Parliamentary Delegation to the USSR and Czechoslovakia in 1965; Commonwealth Parliamentary Delegation to Nigeria in 1962, and Commonwealth Parliamentary Delegation to Bulgaria in 1977. Attended U.N. General Assembly Oct.-Nov. 1966. Chairman of the Alberta Liberal Caucus 1973-74. Appointed to the Canadian Senate in 1977. Chairman of the Special Committee of the Senate on the Northern Pipeline 1978. Minister of State for Economic Development 1980-82. Minister responsible for the Northern Pipeline Agency 1980-84, and Government Leader in the Senate 1982-84. Took part in the Inter Parliamentary Union Delegation to Nairobi in 1984 and the Canada/U.S. Inter Parliamentary Group to Tucson, Arizona in 1986.
Decorations: Centennial Medal in 1967; Queen's Silver Jubilee Medal in 1977. Honourable Colonel of the South Alberta Light Horse Regiment 1970-87.
His Honour Horace Andrew Olson is a member of the Lutheran Church. Recreations include hunting and fishing.
Residence: Iddlesleigh, Alberta. Office: Legislative Building, 10800-97 Avenue, N.W.Edmonton, Alberta T5K 2B6.