|Olaf James Fink|
|Louisiana State Senator for|
Algiers (15th Ward of New Orleans)
|Succeeded by||Delegation reduced from eight to seven members|
|Born||March 15, 1914|
New Orleans, Louisiana, USA
|Died||March 26, 1973 (aged 59)|
New Orleans, Louisiana
|Resting place||Westlawn Memorial Park and Mausoleum in Gretna, Louisiana|
|Spouse(s)||Doris Jean Smith Fink|
|Parents||Charles Peter and Mary Caroline Lind Fink|
|Residence||New Orleans, Louisiana|
|Alma mater||S. J. Peters Boys High School of Commerce|
Spring Hill College
|Occupation||Educator and politician|
|Service/branch||United States Navy Reserve|
Olaf James Fink (March 15, 1914 – March 26, 1973) was a Louisiana educator and politician who served as a Democrat in the Louisiana State Senate from 1956 to 1972.
Born in Algiers, New Orleans, Fink received a B.A. from Spring Hill College in Mobile, Alabama, followed by an M.A. from Loyola University in New Orleans. After a lengthy high school teaching career, he served in the state senate for sixteen years. The Olaf Fink Center for Pre-Vocational Education in New Orleans was named for him in 1974, the year after his death, and existed until it was sold by the local government in 2011.
- "Membership of the Louisiana State Senate, 1880 - Present: Orleans Parish". senate.la.gov. http://senate.la.gov/Documents/Membership/1880membership.pdf. Retrieved July 7, 2015.
- Olaf J. Fink obituary, New Orleans Times-Picayune, March 27, 1973.
- "Fink, Olaf J.". A Dictionary of Louisiana Biography by the Louisiana Historical Association. Archived from the original on September 23, 2010. https://web.archive.org/web/20100923115526/http://lahistory.org/site23.php. Retrieved July 7, 2015.
- Martha Carr (February 1, 2011). "Olaf Fink Center sold by School Board". http://www.louisianalandmarks.org/preserve/new-orleans-nine-archive/2005-2011-listings-in-the-media. Retrieved July 7, 2015.
|Louisiana State Senator for Algiers (the 15th Ward of New Orleans)
Olaf James Fink
Delegation reduced from eight to seven members
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