Earl R. Larson
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Earl Richard Larson (December 18, 1911 – October 31, 2001) was a United States federal judge.
Born in Minneapolis, Minnesota, Larson received a B.A. from the University of Minnesota in 1932 and a J.D. from the University of Minnesota Law School in 1935. He was an Insurance adjuster, Hardware Mutual Insurance Company from 1935 to 1937. He was in private practice in Minneapolis, Minnesota from 1937 to 1940. He was an assistant U.S. Attorney of the District of Minnesota from 1940 to 1942. He was a Trial attorney of U.S. Office of Price Administration from 1942 to 1943. He was a Trial attorney of U.S. Department of Justice in 1943. He was in the United States Navy during World War II, from 1943 to 1946. He was in private practice in Minneapolis, Minnesota from 1946 to 1961.
Larson was a federal judge on the United States District Court for the District of Minnesota. Larson was nominated by President John F. Kennedy on July 24, 1961, to a seat vacated by Robert C. Bell. He was confirmed by the United States Senate on August 9, 1961, and received his commission on August 10, 1961. He assumed senior status on June 30, 1977. Larson served in that capacity until October 31, 2001, due to his death.
Larson presided over Honeywell v. Sperry Rand.
He died in Minneapolis, Minnesota.
- Earl R. Larson at the Biographical Directory of Federal Judges, a public domain publication of the Federal Judicial Center.
- Earl R. Larson Papers, Charles Babbage Institute University of Minnesota. Correspondence and newspaper clippings relating to the Honeywell v. Sperry Rand trial and recognition of John V. Atanasoff as the inventor of the electronic digital computer. Includes correspondence from historical researchers, awards committees, Atanasoff, and the patent counsel from Honeywell.