Melvin L. Larsen

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Melvin L. Larsen
38th Chairman of the Michigan Republican Party
In office
Preceded byWilliam McLaughlin
Succeeded bySpencer Abraham
Member of the Michigan House of Representatives
from the 61st district
In office
January 1, 1973 – December 31, 1978
Preceded byLoren D. Anderson
Succeeded byAlice Tomboulian
Personal details
Born (1936-10-19) October 19, 1936 (age 82)
Clinton, Iowa
Political partyRepublican

Melvin L. Larsen (born 1936) is an American politician from the State of Michigan.

He was born and resided in Oxford Oakland County, Michigan. Larsen was a member of the Michigan State House of Representatives 61st District, 1973–1978 and a candidate for Michigan Secretary of State in 1978. He was elected Chairman of the Michigan Republican Party from 1979-1981. In 1976, he was one of the authors of the Elliott-Larsen Civil Rights Act of Michigan. This was a major anti-discrimination law in Michigan and touched upon fair housing, age discrimination, and sex discrimination. Currently, Melvin Larsen is President of Larsen & Associates of Southfield, Michigan.


Party political offices
Preceded by
William F. McLaughlin
Chairman of the Michigan Republican Party
1979– 1981
Succeeded by
E. Spencer Abraham