Morgan Foster Larson

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Morgan Foster Larson
Morgan F. Larson (New Jersey Governor).jpg
January 1929 photo. Harris & Ewing Collection, Library of Congress.
40th Governor of New Jersey
In office
January 15, 1929 – January 19, 1932
Preceded byA. Harry Moore
Succeeded byA. Harry Moore
Member of the New Jersey Senate
In office
Personal details
Born(1882-06-15)June 15, 1882
Perth Amboy, New Jersey[1]
DiedMarch 21, 1961(1961-03-21) (aged 78)
Perth Amboy, New Jersey
Political partyRepublican
Spouse(s)Jennie Brogger
Adda Schmidt

Morgan Foster Larson (June 15, 1882 – March 21, 1961) was an American Republican politician who served as the 40th Governor of New Jersey.

He was born on June 15, 1882, in Perth Amboy, New Jersey. Larson attended Cooper Union in New York City, receiving a Bachelor of Science degree in 1907 and an Engineer's degree in 1910. He initially worked as an engineer. He was a member of New Jersey Senate from Middlesex County, New Jersey from 1922 through 1928. He was governor of New Jersey from 1929 through 1932.

He was elected Governor of New Jersey in 1928. He won the Republican primary by a 39%–28% margin against Robert Carey, followed by J. Henry Harrison (18%) and Cornelius Doremus (14%).[2] He won the General Election by a 55%–45% margin against Democrat William L. Dill.[3]

He died March 21, 1961, and was buried in Alpine Cemetery in Perth Amboy.

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  1. ^ "New Jersey Governor Morgan Foster Larson". National Governors Association. Retrieved August 28, 2013.
  2. ^ "Results of the Primary Election" (PDF). New Jersey DIvision of Elections. State of New Jersey. Retrieved March 13, 2015.
  3. ^ "Our Campaigns". Retrieved March 13, 2015.

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Political offices
Preceded by
William H. Bright
President of the New Jersey Senate
Succeeded by
Francis B. Davis
Preceded by
A. Harry Moore
Governor of New Jersey
January 15, 1929 – January 19, 1932
Succeeded by
A. Harry Moore
Party political offices
Preceded by
Arthur Whitney
Republican Nominee for Governor of New Jersey
Succeeded by
David Baird, Jr.