Richard Olson

 

 

 

Age: 85

 

Summary: two-term mayor of Des Moines, Iowa  from 1972 to 1979 who was credited with ushering in downtown development during his tenure, including the creation of the city's botanical center and skywalk system.

 

 

Cause of Death: Car accident

 

Born: August 3, 1929

 

Died: August 5, 2014

 

Location: Dedham, Maine