Andrew Karl Larson, was born in 1899 in Washington, Utah. His father and grandfather were called to the Dixie Mission by the LDS church in 1861. On his mother’s side, a great-grandfather was sent to colonize Washington in 1857. Larson attended Dixie Junior College in St. George, Utah and graduated in 1922. He continued his education at BYU where he earned his bachelor’s and master’s degrees. Larson taught at Washington School, Hurricane High School, and Dixie College where he was the Director of the Division of Social Sciences. In 1965 Larson retired from Dixie College and passed away eighteen years later in 1983. During his life Larson wrote seven books with topics covering history, poetry, and an autobiography.