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Born in Chicago, Illinois, Olson completed his undergraduate degree at the University of the Pacific. After earning his law degree from Boalt Hall at the University of California, Berkeley, he served as an Assistant Attorney General in the Reagan administration and then entered private practice as a partner in the Washington, D.C. office of the law firm Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher LLP.
Olson is considered on the short list of candidates to be nominated for appointment to the United States Supreme Court by George W. Bush, should there be a vacancy.
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