Lawrence Borst, American politician, Died at 89

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Lawrence Marion “Larry” Borst Jr. was born on July 16, 1927, and died on December 20, 2016.

He was an American veterinarian and politician.

He was born in Champaign County, Ohio.

Borst graduated from North High School.

Lawrence Borst met and married Eldoris June Wood in 1948 and moved to South Bend, Indiana two years later upon earning a Doctor of Veterinary Medicine from Ohio State University.

Then, Borst moved to Indianapolis in 1952 and began his own veterinary practice in 1954.

During 1965, he became the founding leader of the Republican Action Committee.

Lawrence Borst served one year, 1967, in the Indiana House of Representatives, before his 1968 election to the Indiana Senate as a representative of district 36, which included Johnson and Marion Counties.

He retained his state senatorial seat until 2005.

Borst was also active in the local politics of Indianapolis.

During 1971, he was named to the Mayor’s Progress Committee of Indianapolis, and became a member of the executive council in 1973.

He wrote a memoir, Gentlemen, It’s Been My Pleasure: Four Decades in the Indiana Legislature in 2003.

Lawrence Borst passed away at89 years old.

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