Dr. Larry L. Eastland, Ph.D.
Dr. Larry Eastland is a seasoned entrepreneur who leads an international business management group in the U.S. and Asia. They have operated for more than 20 years on four continents. He served as Staff Assistant to the President, Gerald R. Ford; and, represented President Richard M. Nixon and Ronald W. Reagan on assignments at both the White House and the U.S. Department of State. He was U.S. Delegate to the World Tourism Organization; Director of Operations for the 1983 Summit of Industrialized Nations; and, Deputy to the Undersecretary of State.
As a Commissioned Officer, United States Marine Corps Reserve, Captain Eastland was the recipient of the Bronze Star (with combat “V”), the Combat Action Ribbon and other awards for service as an infantry Platoon Leader, Battalion Intelligence Officer, Company Commander, and Assistant Division Civic Action Officer in Vietnam.
Dr. Eastland was a Founder and Member of the Board of Directors, Jesse M. Unruh Institute of Politics and Government, University of Southern California; Co-Director of the Washington Program in Political Science. He was a Distinguished Business School Lecturer, Brigham Young University and University of Hartford (Connecticut). He taught at the University of Massachusetts at Amherst (Legal Studies Department) and at California State University at Fullerton (Political Science Department).
He was a Delegate, presidential representative, member of delegation or guest at every Republican National Convention from 1976 to 2004. He also has been a Delegate or alternate to Republican State Conventions in Connecticut, Virginia and Idaho. He has served as Republican State Finance Chairman, Idaho Republican Party; and Chairman and Vice-Chairman, Connecticut Republicans; and, Connecticut Republican State Finance Committee.
He completed his Ph. D. and A.M. at the University of Southern California specializing in quantitative behavioral research (Political Science Department), and his B.A. from Brigham Young University with a joint degree in Political Science and International Relations.