John Augustus Larson Scientist

John Augustus Larson was a Police Officer for Berkeley, California, United States, and famous for his invention of modern polygraph used in forensic investigations. He was the first American police officer having an academic doctorate and to use polygraph in criminal investigations.After a famed career in criminal investigation, he died of heart attack in Nashville, Tennessee at the age of 72.

Personal facts

Birth dateDecember 11, 1892
Birth place
Nova Scotia , Shelburne County Nova Scotia , Canada
Nationality
United Kingdom
Citizenship
United States
Date of deathOctober 01, 1965
Place of death
Berkeley California
Residence
Berkeley California , California
Education
University of California Berkeley
Known for
Polygraph
Criminology

Scientist

Field of study
Medicine
Criminology