Last updated on: 5/22/2023 | Author:

Larry Elder Biography

Larry Elder, political commentator


Candidacy announced: Apr. 20, 2023

Federal Election Committee (FEC) financial data

Larry Elder in 2021 in Los Angeles, California.
Source: © Ringo Chiu—ZUMA Press Wire/Alamy

Personal Life

Full Name: Laurence Allen Elder

Birthdate: Apr. 27, 1952

Birthplace: Los Angeles, California

Marital Status: divorced in 1979

Children: none

Religion: none found

Pets: none found

Career, Education, & Publications

Career Highlights:

  • Gubnatorial Candidate, California 2021 recall election
  • Columnist, Creators Syndicate
  • Film Creator, Michael & Me, 2005
  • Former Radio Talk Show Host
  • Former Host, The Larry Elder Show (TV show)
  • Former Host, Moral Court (TV show)
  • Former Co-Host, National Desk, PBS
  • Former Co-Host, Fabric (TV show)
  • Founder, Laurence A. Elder and Associates, 1980-1987
  • Lawyer, Squire, Sanders & Dempsey, 1977-1980


Select Publications:

  • Double Standards: The Selective Outrage of the Left, 2017
  • A Lot Like Me: A Father and Son’s Journey to Reconciliation: A Memoir, 2012 (revised edition, 2018)
  • What’s Race Got to Do with It?: Why It’s Time to Stop the Stupidest Argument in America, 2008 (revised edition, 2009)
  • Showdown: Confronting Bias, Lies, and the Special Interests that Divide America, 2003
  • The Ten Things You Can’t Say in America, 2001

Internet & Social Media Presence