Doug Larson (born February 10, 1926) was a columnist and editor for the Door County Advocate (1953-1964) and wrote a daily column for the Green Bay Press-Gazette (1964-1988)   — both Wisconsin-based newspapers. The column was originally syndicated through United Media under the title "Senator Soaper Says"; Larson took over authorship in 1980. Previously, it had been written by Bill Vaughn of the Kansas City Star.
Doug's quotes have been widely circulated on the Internet and occasionally show up on T-shirts. He was born in Sturgeon Bay, Wisconsin.
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- "Doug Larson Quotations", Kwoted, retrieved 2010-04-03
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- Petras, Kathryn; Petras, Ross (2009), Don't Forget to Sing in the Lifeboats: Uncommon Wisdom for Uncommon Times, p. 367, ISBN 978-0-7611-5525-6, retrieved 2010-04-03
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