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Oscar Larson

Born: May 20, 1871

Death: Aug 1, 1957

Nationality: United States

Oscar Larson

Date of Birth : May 20, 1871
Date of Death : Aug 1, 1957

Oscar John Larson was a U.S. Representative from Minnesota. He was born in a Swedish-speaking family in Oulu, Finland and immigrated to the United States in 1876 with his parents, who settled in Calumet, Michigan. He attended the public schools and was graduated from the Northern Indiana Normal School in 1891. He subsequently graduated from the law department of the University of Michigan at Ann Arbor in 1894, was admitted to the bar and commenced practice in Calumet in 1894. He served as the prosecuting attorney for Houghton County from 1899 – 1904. In 1907, he moved to Duluth, Minnesota and continued the practice of law. He was elected as a Republican to the 67th and 68th congresses, opting not to run for re-election in 1924. He resumed the practice of law for many years and died in Duluth on August 1, 1957. He is buried in Forest Hill Cemetery in Ann Arbor, Michigan. This article incorporates public domain material from websites or documents of the Biographical Directory of the United States Congress.

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