Oscar Larson

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Oscar Larson
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Minnesota's 8th district
In office
March 4, 1921 – March 3, 1925
Preceded byWilliam Leighton Carss
Succeeded byWilliam Leighton Carss
Personal details
Born(1871-05-20)May 20, 1871
Oulu, Finland
DiedAugust 1, 1957(1957-08-01) (aged 86)
Duluth, Minnesota
Political partyRepublican
Alma mater

Oscar John Larson (May 20, 1871 – August 1, 1957) 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 graduated from the Northern Indiana Normal School (now Valparaiso University) 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, (March 4, 1921 – March 3, 1925), 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 the Biographical Directory of the United States Congress website http://bioguide.congress.gov.


  • United States Congress. "Oscar Larson (id: L000104)". Biographical Directory of the United States Congress.
U.S. House of Representatives
Preceded by
William Leighton Carss
U.S. Representative from Minnesota's 8th congressional district
1921 – 1925
Succeeded by
William Leighton Carss