Cole, Larry Don was born on May 17, 1937 in Barron, Wisconsin, United States. Son of John Herschel Cole and Leona Ruby (Bastian) Day.
Installer, Western Electric Company, Oregon, 1956-1959;
serviceman, National Cash Register, Salem, Coos Bay, Oregon, 1959-1966;
account executive, Moore Business Forms, Eugene, Portland, Oregon, 1966-1983;
mayor, Chief Executive Officer,, City of Beaverton, Oregon, 1985-1992;
city manager, King City, Oregon, since 1993. Member National Advisory Council on Environmental Policy and Technology, Washington, 1990-1994. Municipal government consultant, since 1993.
Planning commissioner City of Beaverton, 1973-1976, Chairman of the Board design review, 1975-1976, councilman, president county, 1977-1984. Chairman of the Board Oregon Electric Railway History Society, since 1995. Chairman Washington County Commision on Children and Families, since 1994.
Chair Washington County Parks Advisory Board, since 1992. Member National League Cities (board directors 1990-1992), League Oregon Cities (board of directors 1989-1990).
Avocations: collecting streetcar tokens, stamps and cameras.
Married Rita Arlene Wanner, October 11, 1957. Children: Jeffrey Allen, Monica Lee.