Barbara Kay <I>Bracher</I> Olson

Barbara Kay Bracher Olson

Birth
Houston, Harris County, Texas, USA
Death 11 Sep 2001 (aged 45)
Arlington, Arlington County, Virginia, USA
Burial Ellison Bay, Door County, Wisconsin, USA
Memorial ID 6048175 · View Source
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Author, Television Commentator, September 11th Terrorist Attack Victim. A law degree graduate of the Yeshiva University Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law in New York City, New York, she served as a Assistant United States Attorney and as chief investigative counsel for the United States House of Representatives, working to investigate two scandals that arose during the Administration of President Bill Clinton. She became a conservative television political commentator, appearing on Fox News and CNN cable news networks, and authored two works critical of the Clinton Administration. On September 11, 2001 she was a passenger aboard American Airlines Flight 77 that was hijacked by Al-Qaeda terrorist and flown into the Pentagon Building in Arlington, Virginia, killing all aboard. Before the plane crashed into the building she used her cell phone to give help and guidance to authorities about the terrorist act that was unfolding. She was the wife of Theodore Olson, who served as United States Solicitor General during the first administration of President George W. Bush. Her remains were recovered and eventually interred in Ellison Bay Cemetery, Sister Bay, Door County, Wisconsin. Her name is found on a memorial bench at the National 9/11 Pentagon Memorial, and on Panel S-70 of the National September 11 Memorial in Manhattan, New York City, New York.


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  • Maintained by: Find a Grave
  • Originally Created by: Erik Lander
  • Added: 25 Dec 2001
  • Find a Grave Memorial 6048175
  • Find a Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Barbara Kay Bracher Olson (27 Dec 1955–11 Sep 2001), Find a Grave Memorial no. 6048175, citing Ellison Bay Cemetery, Ellison Bay, Door County, Wisconsin, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave .