John B. Larson is a Representative from Connecticut. Born in Hartford, CT, in 1948, he earned his B.A. from Central Connecticut University in 1971.
He was a member of the East Hartford board of education from 1977-1979 and a member of
the East Hartford town council from 1979-1983. He was a senior fellow at the Yale
Bush Center for Child Development and Social Policy in New Haven, CT. He was also a teacher and businessman, and a member of the Connecticut state senate from 1986-1998, serving as President Pro Tempore from 1990-1998.
He was elected to the 106th and to the eight succeeding Congresses (January 3, 1999-present). He chaired the House Democratic Caucus (111th and 112th Congresses).