Jim Olin

James Randolph "Jim" Olin ( born February 28, 1920 in Chicago, Illinois, † July 29, 2006 in Charlottesville, Virginia ) was an American politician. Between 1983 and 1993 he represented the state of Virginia in the U.S. House of Representatives.


Jim Olin attended until 1941, the Deep Springs College in California. Then he studied until 1943 at Cornell University in Ithaca (New York). During the Second World War, he served 1943-1946 in the Army Signal Corps. After the war he became mayor (Supervisor ) of the city of Rotterdam. In 1953 he sat in the County Council of Schenectady County. From 1947 to 1982 he worked in various positions in the senior management of General Electric. Politically, he was a member of the Democratic Party.

In the congressional elections of 1982, Olin was in the sixth constituency of Virginia in the U.S. House of Representatives in Washington DC chosen, where he became the successor of M. Caldwell Butler on January 3, 1983. After four elections he was able to complete in Congress until January 3, 1993 five legislative sessions. In 1992 he gave up another candidacy. After the end of his time in the U.S. House of Representatives Jim Olin moved back to retirees. He died on July 29, 2006 in Charlottesville. With his wife Phyllis Avery had five children.