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Robert A. Olson (Acting) Commissioner, Bureau of Reclamation, 1984.

Olson earned his degree in Electrical Engineering from South Dakota State University. He served in various capacities in Reclamation from 1964 to 1978. Before his appointment as acting Commissioner, Olson was the Southwest Area Manager for the Department of Energy's Western Area Power Administration (WAPA) from 1978 to 1983.

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