Greg Olson

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General Information

Name: Greg Olson

Pen Name: None

Born: 1960 in Jacksonville, Illinois

Website: N/A


Illinois Connection

Greg was born in and resides in Jacksonville. He also works as the history features writer of the Jacksonville Journal-Courier and attended Illinois College.

Biographical and Professional Information

Greg has published the coffee-table book Illinois College: 175 Years Leading the Way. Olson is a history features writer of the Jacksonville Journal-Courier, and attended Illinois College in 1979 and 1980. Filled with historic and new photographs of campus life, the book chronicals the early years of Illinois College through modern times of record enrollments and new facilities. The book was produced in conjunction with the 175th anniversary of the college, which was founded in 1829.

Published Works

  • Illinois College, 175 Years Leading the Way, Illinois College, 2004

Titles for Purchase and at Your Library

Literary Awards

Greg was honored at the 2005 Illinois Authors Book Fair sponosored by the Illinois Center for the Book and the Illinois State Library in Springield, Illinois.

Speaking Engagements and Upcoming Appearances

Speaking Engagement Availability: (Yes)

External Links

Greg Olson on WorldCat

Greg Olson on Amazon


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