Leonard Larson

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Leonard Melvin Larson
MLA for Pelly
In office
Preceded by Jim Barrie
Succeeded by Jim Barrie
MLA for Pelly
In office
Preceded by Jim Barrie
Succeeded by Norm Lusney
Personal details
Born November 11, 1912
Stornoway, Saskatchewan
Died March 1977
Political party Co-operative Commonwealth Federation
New Democrat
Residence Kamsack, Saskatchewan

Leonard Melvin Larson (November 11, 1912 – March 1977) was a farmer and political figure in Saskatchewan. He represented Pelly from 1964 to 1967 as a Co-operative Commonwealth Federation (CCF) member and from 1971 to 1977 as a New Democratic Party (NDP) member in the Legislative Assembly of Saskatchewan.

He was born on a farm near Stornoway, Saskatchewan. Larson helped found the Kamsack Credit Union and the Kamsack Community Clinic.[1] He also served as chairman of the local school board, as an officer of the Saskatchewan Wheat Pool and as a member of the Saskatchewan Farmers' Union.[2] Larson ran unsuccessfully for the Yorkton seat in the Canadian House of Commons in the federal elections of 1962 and 1963.[1] He was defeated by Jim Barrie when he ran for reelection to the Saskatchewan assembly in 1967.[3] He died in office at the age of 64.[1]


  1. ^ a b c Quiring, Brett (2004). Saskatchewan Politicians: Lives Past and Present. Canadian Plains Research Center Press. pp. 136–7. ISBN 0889771650. Retrieved 2012-07-24. 
  2. ^ "Leonard Larson fonds". Archives Canada. Retrieved 2012-07-24. 
  3. ^ "Saskatchewan Election Results By Electoral Division" (PDF). Saskatchewan Archives Board. Archived from the original (PDF) on 2013-11-12. Retrieved 2012-03-27.