The Honorable Culbert Levy Olson: California Governor 1939 to 1943, Humanitarian, Ex-Mormon and Atheist
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Biography of California Governor Culbert Levy Olson. A statesman ahead of his time, he was a progressive democratic Governor of California form 1939 to 1943. Known as "The Peoples Governor", he was a personal friend of President Franklin D. Roosevelt who considered him a possible Vice Presidential running mate. He left the cult religion of Mormonism at an early age and became one of the only atheists to hold high public office in America. In later life he was President of the United Secularists of America. Both his progressive politics, currently prescribed by Senator Bernie Sanders, and his lack of religion are trending today.