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Olaf James Fink
Louisiana State Senator for
Algiers (15th Ward of New Orleans)

In office
Succeeded by Delegation reduced from eight to seven members
Personal details
Born (1914-03-15)March 15, 1914
New Orleans, Louisiana, USA
Died March 26, 1973(1973-03-26) (aged 59)
New Orleans, Louisiana
Resting place Westlawn Memorial Park and Mausoleum in Gretna, Louisiana
Nationality American
Political party Democratic
Spouse(s) Doris Jean Smith Fink
Children No children
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
Loyola University New Orleans

Occupation Educator and politician
Military service
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.[1]

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.[2] The Olaf Fink Center for Pre-Vocational Education in New Orleans was named for him in 1974, the year after his death,[3] and existed until it was sold by the local government in 2011.[4]


  1. "Membership of the Louisiana State Senate, 1880 - Present: Orleans Parish". Retrieved July 7, 2015. 
  2. Olaf J. Fink obituary, New Orleans Times-Picayune, March 27, 1973.
  3. "Fink, Olaf J.". A Dictionary of Louisiana Biography by the Louisiana Historical Association. Archived from the original on September 23, 2010. Retrieved July 7, 2015. 
  4. Martha Carr (February 1, 2011). "Olaf Fink Center sold by School Board". Retrieved July 7, 2015. 
Preceded by
Louisiana State Senator for Algiers (the 15th Ward of New Orleans)

Olaf James Fink

Succeeded by
Delegation reduced from eight to seven members

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