House 1957-60 (District 5)
Party when first elected: Nonpartisan Election-Liberal Caucus
Date of Birth:
Date of Death:
Reported Minority: None Reported
City of Residence (when first elected):
Occupation (when first elected):
High School; Secondary; Graduate
Luther College, Decorah, Iowa; Attended College; 1922-1924
OTHER GOVERNMENT SERVICE
Dodge County, Minnesota (Soil Conservation District, Supervisor);
19?? to 19??
U.S. Executive Branch:
United States Department of Agriculture (Appointed by Secretary of Agriculture Benson to a 20 Man Committee to Discuss Agricultural Resources);
1953 to 19??
Laura Mohn (married on June 27, 1946)
Family Members Who Have Served in the Minnesota Legislature:
He came to the United States in 1922. He moved to the Hayfield, Minnesota area in 1924.
"Although his tendencies are Democratic and he will caucus with the liberals, he was picked by Republican Secretary of Agriculture Benson to a 20-man committee to discuss agricultural resources in 1953." ("Know Your Minnesota Legislature: Rep. Alf Larson." Minneapolis Star, Between November 1956-January 1957)
He ran unsuccessfully for the United States House of Representatives in the 1st Minnesota Congressional District in the 1958 election.
He served as Secretary of the Minnesota Association of Soil Conservation Districts.
He wrote a conservation song called God Bless Our Land.
He suffered from a respiratory condition for several years and died at St. Mary's Hospital in Rochester, Minnesota. His funeral was held at the West St. Olaf Lutheran Church in Byron, Minnesota. He was buried in the West St. Olaf Lutheran Church Cemetery.
Religion provided by his obituary and "Know Your Minnesota Legislature: Rep. Alf Larson," Minneapolis Star, Between November 1956-January 1957.