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William J. Olson, J.D.

William J. Olson, has served as a Director, and Secretary/Treasurer of VALOR for almost 25 years. He assisted Frank Carrington with founding VALOR in 1979. He is an attorney with the law firm of William J. Olson, P.C., ( which has its principal office in McLean, Virginia. He has been in the private practice of law in the metropolitan Washington, D.C. area for almost 30 years. His practice concentrates in the area of constitutional law, civil litigation, administrative law (including non-profit tax law, postal law, and election law), and business law. He also has written studies on a variety of public policy issues, including: Presidential Executive Orders, Immigration Policy, Educational Finance, Criminal Justice, and Postal Economics. Mr. Olson holds a J.D. degree from the T.C. Williams School of Law, University of Richmond, and holds an A.B. degree in Political Science and Economics from Brown University. He is a member of the bars of Virginia and the District of Columbia, as well as a member of the bar of the United States Supreme Court, and the Association of Trial Lawyers of America. He was appointed by President Reagan as Chairman of the Board of Directors of the national Legal Services Corporation. During the Reagan Administration, he also served as a member of the President's Export Council's Subcommittee on Export Administration, and as Special Counsel to the Board of Governors of the U.S. Postal Service. He and his wife Janet, a former Executive Director of the U.S. House of Representatives Republican Conference, have two children and live in Winchester, Virginia.


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