Lawrence R. Larsen, accounted one of the enterprising young business men of Racine, was born in this city, March 23, 1897, a son of Martin and Johanna Larsen, who are natives of Denmark. In early life they crossed the Atlantic to become residents of the new world, hoping to enjoy better business opportunities on this side the water than the father could hope to secure in his native land. Making their way to Racine, they have since resided in this city and Mr. Larsen is now engaged in the furniture business.

Spending his boyhood and youth in Racine, L. R. Larsen is indebted to its public and high schools for his educational opportunities, supplemented by a course in a business college, which qualified him for the responsibilities that devolve upon him. In 1915 he came to the Perfex Radiator Company, where he occupies the position of general office man. He is making it his purpose to thoroughly master every phase of the business and render his service of much value to the corporation which he represents. He is ambitious and energetic and his friends do not hesitate to prophesy for “him a successful future.