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Melvin R. Laird

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Mr. Laird is the son of the late Melvin R. Laird Sr., a Marshfield Presbyterian pastor and the late Helen Connor Laird, who served the state for many years on the University of Wisconsin - Madison Board of Regents.

Mr. Laird was born September 1, 1922. In 1945, he married the late Barbara Masters Laird. He has four children (John O. Laird, Alison Laird-Large, David Laird, and Kimberly Dalgleish), and five grandchildren (Rady Large, John David Large, Connor Laird, Harrison Laird, and Carly Dalgleish). In 1993 he married Carole Howard. Mr. and Mrs. Laird reside in Washington D.C. and Florida.

Mr. Laird enjoys golfing in Florida, at the Burning Tree Country Club, in Bethesda, Maryland and at Augusta National Golf Club in Augusta, Georgia, where he still remains a member. He is a longtime supporter of the Danny Thompson golf tournament, which raises money to fight leukemia.

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