Barbara Olson (Lawyer) – Bio, Birthday, Family, Age & Born

Barbara Olson

Barbara Kay Olson was an American lawyer and conservative television commentator who worked for CNN, Fox News Channel, and several other outlets. She was a passenger on American Airlines Flight 77 en route to a taping of Bill Maher’s television show Politically Incorrect when it was flown into the Pentagon in the September 11 attacks. Her original plan had been to fly to California on September 10, but she delayed her departure until the next morning so that she could wake up with her husband on his birthday, September 11.

Born: Barbara Kay Bracher, December 27, 1955, Houston, Texas, U.S.
Died: September 11, 2001, Arlington County, Virginia, U.S.
Cause of death: Killed in the hijacking of American Airlines Flight 77 into The Pentagon (September 11 attacks)
Nationality: American
Education: Waltrip High School
Alma mater: University of Saint Thomas (BA), Yeshiva University (JD)
Occupation: Political Commentator, Lawyer
Years active: 1990–2001
Known for: Fox News and CNN commentator
Political party: Republican
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About Barbara Olson

Lawyer and political commentator for CNN and Fox News who was killed on September 11th as a passenger on board Flight 77.

Before Fame

She worked for the Wilmer Cutler & Pickering law firm.


She became the chief investigative counsel in 1994 for the U.S. House of Representatives.

Family Life

She married Theodore Olson in 1996.


She was on her way to tape a show for Bill Maher for his show Politically Incorrect when the terrorist attacks occurred.

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Latest information about Barbara Olson updated on September 10, 2020.

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