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William W. LARSEN, American Congressman. Member of Independent Order of Odd Fellows; K< of Philisophy; Masons. Club: Blue Heron Hunting.

Background

LARSEN, William W. was born on August 12, 1871 in Hagan, Georgia. Son of Peter and Ann M. (Neilsen) Larsen.

Education

He taught school in 1895, studied law, gained admittance to the state bar in 1897 and became a practicing attorney in Swainsboro, Georgia.

Career

In 1899, Larsen became the prosecuting attorney for the city court of Swainsboro and remained in that position through 1905. He also was a member of the council and mayor pro tempore of Swainsboro from 1905 to 1909. In 1912, he joined the board of trustees of the Georgia State Normal School in Athens and remained on that board until 1927. He served as a delegate to the 1902, 1906 and 1912 Democratic State conventions. After serving as the secretary of the executive department of the state of Georgia from 1910 to 1912, Larsen moved to Dublin, Georgia in January 1912. He began practicing law again and was involved in farming. He became a judge of the superior courts of the Dublin circuit in 1914 and 1915.

Achievements

  • Larsen joined the board of trustees of the University of Georgia in 1927, continued to serve as the board transitioned to the Georgia Board of Regents on January 1, 1932 and remained on that board through 1938. He was a regional manager for the Farm Credit Administration headquarters in Columbia, South Carolina from 1933 until his resignation in 1936. He won an appointment to the Georgia Unemployment Insurance Commission in 1937 and served until his death in Dublin on January 5, 1938

Membership

  • Member of Independent Order of Odd Fellows. K< of Philisophy; Masons. Club: Blue Heron Hunting.

Connections

Spouse Dovie E. Strange, December 18.