Charles W. Larson, Sr. was appointed by President George W. Bush in 2001 to serve as the United States Attorney for the Northern District of Iowa. He served in this capacity until December 2006. From July 2004 through May 2005, Charles served in Iraq as the Justice Department’s Senior Advisor to Ambassador John Negroponte. From 1986–1993 he served as United States Attorney under Presidents Ronald Reagan and George H.W. Bush. President William J. Clinton named him a member of the Drug-Free Communities Commission in 1995. He was appointed by Governor Terry E. Branstad as Iowa’s Drug Policy Coordinator in 1993 and served until 1998 when Governor Branstad named him chairman of the Board of Parole. From 1980–1982, he served as director of law enforcement for the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia’s highway patrol project. He served as Iowa’s Commissioner of Public Safety from 1974–1980.
He is a graduate of the Army War College and a retired Army Reserve Colonel.
Des Moines, IA