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Barbara Olson

Barbara OlsonAKA Barbara Kay Bracher

Born: 27-Dec-1955
Birthplace: Houston, TX
Died: 11-Sep-2001
Location of death: Arlington, VA
Cause of death: Murder
Remains: Missing, Pentagon, Washington, DC

Gender: Female
Religion: Roman Catholic
Race or Ethnicity: White
Sexual orientation: Straight
Occupation: TV Personality, Government, Author

Nationality: United States
Executive summary: Conservative TV pundit

A former federal prosecutor, Barbara Olson investigated the Travelgate and Filegate scandals of the Clinton administration. Olson subsequently wrote two books, both efforts to undermine the Clinton legacy: Hell to Pay: The Unfolding Story of Hillary Rodham Clinton and The Final Days: The Last, Desperate Abuses of Power by the Clinton White House (published posthumously). She characterized Bill Clinton's mother as "a bar-fly who allowed herself to be used by men."

Killed by al Qaeda terrorists when they steered her plane, American Airlines flight 77, into the Pentagon on September 11th. Olson spoke her last words to her husband into her cell phone from inside a locked airplane lavatory: "What do I tell the pilot to do?"

Father: Victor C. Bracher (dec. 1987)
Mother: Louise P. Bracher
Brother: David A. Bracher
Sister: Antoinette Bracher Lawrence
Husband: (unknown)
Husband: Ted Olson (U.S. Solicitor General, m. 1996)

    University: BA, University of St. Thomas Houston (1978)
    Law School: Cardozo Law School, Yeshiva University, NY (1989)

    Federalist Society
    George W. Bush for President
    Independent Women's Forum

    TELEVISION
    Politically Incorrect Panelist and empty chair

Author of books:
Hell to Pay: The Unfolding Story of Hillary Rodham Clinton (1999, politics)
The Final Days: The Last, Desperate Abuses of Power by the Clinton White House (2001, politics)


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