Melvin L. Larson

Melvin L. Larsen is an American politician from the State of Michigan.


Larsen was born in 1936 and resided in Oxford Oakland County, Michigan. He was a member of the Michigan State House of Representatives 61st District, 1973–1978 and a candidate for Michigan Secretary of State in 1978. He was elected Chairman of the Michigan Republican Party from 1979-1981. In 1976, he was one of the authors of the Elliott-Larsen Civil Rights Act of Michigan. This was a major anti-discrimination law in Michigan and touched upon fair housing, age discrimination, and sex discrimination. For a transcript of the act, go to Currently, Melvin Larsen is President of Larsen & Associates of Southfield, Michigan.


Party political offices
Preceded by
William F. McLaughlin
Chairman of the Michigan Republican Party
1979– 1981
Succeeded by
E. Spencer Abraham

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