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Lanning, Morris L. "Morrie"


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Map of Moorhead
Moorhead, MN

House 2003-2012 (District 9A)

Party when first elected:  Republican

Counties Served:  Clay

BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION

Date of Birth: 8/27/1944 Date of Death: 
Birth Place: Portland, Oregon Birth County:  Birth Country: United States
Other Names: Morrie
Gender:  Male Religion:  Lutheran
City of Residence (when first elected):  Moorhead

Occupation (when first elected):  Vice President for Student Affairs and Dean of Students, Concordia College, Moorhead

EDUCATION

Grade School; Elementary School; About 36 Different Schools in Ohio, Minnesota, North Dakota, and South Dakota
Moorhead High School; Secondary; Graduate, 1962
Concordia College, Moorhead; B.A.; Psychology and History-Political Science, 1966
North Dakota State University; M.S.; Guidance and Counseling, 1968

OTHER GOVERNMENT SERVICE

Municipal Council/AldermenMoorhead, Minnesota (City Council)Elected01/??/1974 to ??/??/1979
Municipal MayorMoorhead, Minnesota (City Mayor)Elected01/01/1980 to ??/??/2001
State Board/Commission/CouncilMinnesota Statehood Sesquicentennial CommissionAppointed??/??/2006 to 12/31/2008

FAMILY RELATIONSHIPS

Spouse: Ruthie
Children: Two children
Family Members Who Have Served in the Minnesota Legislature:

GENERAL NOTES

He was of Norwegian, German, and Dutch ancestry.

His father was in the grain elevator construction business so the family moved frequently. He first came to Moorhead, Minnesota in 1954. He moved there permanently in November 1956.

Religion provided by Politics in Minnesota the Directory, 2005-2006.

Legislative Session: 87th (2011-2012)   Session Details term photo
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Body: House Elected: 11/2/2010 Term of Office: 1/4/2011 to 1/7/2013
District: 09A Residence: Moorhead
Counties Represented: Clay
Occupation: Retired College Administrator
Party: Republican
Bills Authored: Chief Author     Author
Special Session Bills Authored:  
Committees:
Capital Investment Minutes
Health and Human Services Finance Minutes
State Government Finance (Chair) Minutes
Ways and Means Minutes
Leadership Position: Speaker Pro Tempore

Legislative Session: 86th (2009-2010)   Session Details term photo
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Body: House Elected: 11/4/2008 Term of Office: 1/6/2009 to 1/3/2011
District: 09A Residence: Moorhead
Counties Represented: Clay
Occupation: Retired College Administrator
Party: Republican
Bills Authored: Chief Author     Author
Committees:
Finance Subcommittee: Capital Investment Finance Division Minutes
State and Local Government Operations Reform, Technology and Elections Minutes
State and Local Government Operations Reform, Technology and Elections Subcommittee: Local Government Division Minutes
Taxes Minutes
Taxes Subcommittee: Property and Local Sales Tax Division Minutes

Legislative Session: 85th (2007-2008)   Session Details term photo
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Body: House Elected: 11/7/2006 Term of Office: 1/3/2007 to 1/5/2009
District: 09A Residence: Moorhead
Counties Represented: Clay
Occupation: Retired College Administrator
Party: Republican
Bills Authored: Chief Author     Author
Committees:
Finance Subcommittee: Capital Investment Finance Division Minutes
Health and Human Services Subcommittee: Mental Health Division Minutes
Local Government and Metropolitan Affairs Minutes
Taxes Minutes
Taxes Subcommittee: Property Tax Relief and Local Sales Tax Division Minutes

Legislative Session: 84th (2005-2006)   Session Details term photo
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Body: House Elected: 11/2/2004 Term of Office: 1/4/2005 to 1/2/2007
District: 09A Residence: Moorhead
Counties Represented: Clay
Occupation: Vice President for Student Affairs/Dean of Students
Party: Republican
Bills Authored: Chief Author     Author
Special Session Bills Authored:  
Committees:
Education Policy and Reform Minutes
Local Government Minutes
Regulated Industries Minutes
Taxes Minutes
Taxes Subcommittee: Property and Local Tax Division Minutes

Legislative Session: 83rd (2003-2004)   Session Details term photo
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Body: House Elected: 11/5/2002 Term of Office: 1/7/2003 to 1/3/2005
District: 09A Residence: Moorhead
Counties Represented: Clay
Occupation: Vice President for Student Affairs and Dean of Students, Concordia College, Moorhead
Party: Republican
Bills Authored: Chief Author     Author
Special Session Bills Authored:  
Committees:
Commerce, Jobs, and Economic Development
Local Government and Metropolitan Affairs
Taxes

Articles & Books About
Cook, Mike. "Past to Present: Lanning Brings Decades of Local Government and Higher Education Experience to St. Paul." Session Weekly, St. Paul: Minnesota House of Representatives Information Office, January 10, 2003, p. 18.




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