Theodore Bevry Olson was the 42nd United States Solicitor General, serving from June 2001 to July 2004. He was an Assistant Attorney General in the Reagan administration before returning to private practice as a partner in the Washington, D.C. office of his former law firm. While serving in the Reagan administration, Olson defended President Reagan during the Iran-Contra affair. Olson also gained notability by acting as attorney for convicted spy Jonathan Pollard while he was in private practice. Olson successfully represented presidential candidate George W. Bush in the Supreme Court case Bush v. Gore, which effectively determined the final result of the contested 2000 Presidential election. He was nominated to the Office of Solicitor General by President Bush on February 14, 2001, confirmed by the United States Senate on May 24, 2001, and took office on June 11, 2001.
Olson’s wife, Barbara K. Olson, was a passenger on the hijacked American Airlines Flight 77 that was crashed into the Pentagon on September 11, 2001. In July 2004, Olson retired as Solicitor General.
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