House 1951-60 (District 14); Senate 1967-72 (District 17); Senate 1973-80 (District 28)
Party when first elected: Nonpartisan Election-Conservative Caucus
Brown, Cottonwood, Murray, Nicollet, Redwood
Date of Birth:
Sleepy Eye, Minnesota
Date of Death:
Reported Minority: None Reported
City of Residence (when first elected):
Occupation (when first elected):
Sleepy Eye High School; Secondary; Graduate
University of Minnesota; B.S.L.; Engineering, 1930s
University of Minnesota, Law School; LL.B.; With Honors, 1949
OTHER GOVERNMENT SERVICE
Minnesota Voyageur's National Park Commission;
19?? to 19??
Sleepy Eye, Minnesota (School District Attorney, 9 years);
19?? to 19??
United States Army Air Force (World War II, Flight Instructor, Staff Sergeant);
194? to 194?
Sleepy Eye, Minnesota (City Attorney, 16 years);
196? to 19??
Minnesota Tax Court (Appointed by Governor Al Quie; Chief Judge, 1986);
02/02/1981 to 07/1986
Lorraine Johnson (when first elected, she died in 1975); Widower; Patricia "Pat" Passman (remarried in 1977, she was a member of Governor Al Quie's staff)
Eight children: Steven "Steve," Scott, Paul, and Bruce (sons with his first wife); Karen (daughter with his first wife); Ramona (stepdaughter); Richard, and John (stepsons)
Family Members Who Have Served in the Minnesota Legislature:
Special Legislative Concerns: taxes.
He moved to Arden Hills, Minnesota in 1980.
He is "an active Republican party worker..." ("Know Your Minnesota Legislature: Rep. Carl A. Jensen." Minneapolis Star, Between November 1956-January 1957)
He was a member of the Republican party, until he ran unsuccessfully as the Democratic-Farmer-Labor party endorsed candidate for the Minnesota Senate in the 1986 election.
He was a Mason and a member of the Lion's Club.
He was a member of Trinity Lutheran Church.
He died of cancer at home in Arden Hills, Minnesota.
Religion provided by the Catholic Bulletin, 3/21/1975.