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Arthur Olson

Forestry Pioneer

Arthur OlsonArthur Olson was employed by White Pine Sash Company in Spokane, Washington in 1916.  In 1920 he moved to Missoula to found and run the Missoula Organization of White Pine Sash Company.  In 1942 he became president of White Pine Sash Company, and retired from the company in 1964.

Throughout his career, Arthur Olson was also very active in trade and civic affairs in Missoula.  He served as president of the National Woodwork Manufacturers Association, and was a charter member of Intermountain Logging Congress.  He served as director of the Timber Products Manufacturers Association, the Northwest Woods Products Clinic, Ponderosa Pine Woodwork, as well as director of the Blackfoot Protective Association.   Arthur also served as past president of the Missoula Chamber of Commerce & Rotary Club.  Additionally, he was a past master of Harmony Lodge 49 AF & AM.   He was also an elder of the First Presbyterian Church.

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