Representative Emil A. Larson View All Years
EMIL A. LARSON
MR. SPEAKER: Your committee, appointed to prepare a suitable resolution commemorating the life, character and public service of the late Honorable Emil A. Larson, begs leave to submit the following memorial:
Emil A. Larson was born in Stanton, Montgomery county, Iowa, July 20, 1870, of Swedish parentage. His early education was acquired in the district schools and the grade school at Stanton, Iowa.
He was married to Miss Emma E. Wallin in 1893. To this union were born two daughters, Myrtle and Dorothy.
Mr. Larson moved to Red Oak with his family in 1901 and had lived there since that time. From 1892 to 1900 he was engaged in the mercantile business. He was a former county auditor of Montgomery county, having first been elected auditor in 1900. He was postmaster for several years, and was the last Republican appointed to that office. He was secretary of the Pioneer Mutual Insurance Company, formerly the Swedish Mutual, for many years. He was a member of the Bethlehem Lutheran Church.
Mr. Larson was elected to and served in the Thirty-seventh, Thirtyeighth and Thirty-ninth Sessions of the General Assembly. He was a Republican in politics.
Mr. Larson lived a clean, lovable and considerate Christian life. His memory merits praise and honor. He died September 21, 1952, at the age of 82 years.
Mrs. Larson preceded her husband in death, having died August 10, 1951. Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Myrtle Wenstrand of Essex, Iowa, and Mrs. Dorothy Nash of Des Moines, living temporarily in Memphis, Tennessee.
Therefore, Be It Resolved by the House of Representatives of the Fifty-fifth General Assembly of Iowa, That in the passing of the Honorable Emil A. Larson the state has lost an honored citizen and a faithful, useful public servant, and the House by this resolution, would express its appreciation of his service, and tender its sympathy to the members of his family.
Be It Further Resolved, That a copy of this resolution be spread upon the Journal of the House and that the Chief Clerk be directed to forward an enrolled copy to the family of the deceased.
ELMER A. BASS,
IRA L. TURNER,
W. OLIVER TURNER,