Viewing Carl Oscar Alexius Olson (1872-1929).
Born in Sweden in 1872, Alexius Olson arrived in Minnesota at age two. He grew up in Minneapolis, graduated North High School in 1891, and enrolled in the University of Minnesota the next year. He earned a B.S. degree in 1895, a LL.B. in 1896, and a LL.M. in 1897. In 1898, while practicing law, he was elected to the Minnesota House of Representatives, serving one term, 1899-1901. He was in private practice until 1909, when he joined the David P. Jones Company, an investment banker and real estate broker, as "house" counsel. In 1923 he resumed private practice. He died on April 6, 1929, at age fifty-seven.