Oscar John LARSON, Congress, MN (1871-1957)


LARSON, Oscar John, a Representative from Minnesota; born in Uleaborg, Finland, May 20, 1871; immigrated in 1876 to the United States with his parents, who settled in Calumet, Mich.; attended the public schools; was graduated from the Northern Indiana Normal School (now Valparaiso University) in 1891 and from the law department of the University of Michigan at Ann Arbor in 1894; was admitted to the bar and commenced practice in Calumet, Mich., in 1894; prosecuting attorney for Houghton County 1899-1904; moved to Duluth, Minn., in 1907 and continued the practice of law; elected as a Republican to the Sixty-seventh and Sixty-eighth Congresses (March 4, 1921-March 3, 1925); was not a candidate for reelection in 1924; resumed the practice of law; died in Duluth, Minn., August 1, 1957; interment in Forest Hill Cemetery.

Source: Biographical Directory of the United States Congress, 1771-Present