Larry Buck was born and raised in Lufkin, Texas. He moved to Houston in 1950 after graduating from Kemper Military School in Booneville, Missouri.

He graduated from the University of Texas with a BBA degree in 1953. He served on active duty as a commissioned officer in the Ordinance Corp of the U.S. Army.

He began his business career in the insurance business in 1957. He was a managing Vice President of Alexander & Alexander, a large public Insurance Brokerage firm. In 1977 began a new career as a Risk Management Consultant with his own firm, Larry W. Buck & Associates, Inc. He still remains active today in his own firm as a consultant.

He has served as a member of the board of Seven Acres, a Jewish Geriatric facility in Houston for 19 years and serving as President from 1994-1996. In January of 2007 he received the coveted Mitzvah award for extraordinary commitment and devotion to the mission of Seven Acres. He was an officer of the Houston Jewish Geriatric Foundation and has worked on every major capital campaign that Seven Acres has undertaken.

Larry Buck has also served as President of a local B’nai B’rith Lodge and on the Board of Directors of the Jewish Community Center, American Jewish Committee, Anti Defamation League, Jewish Federation and American Technion Society.

He and his wife, Kaki have three children, Risa, David and Jonathan and two grandchildren, Molly and Sam.