House 1971-72 (District 36); House 1973-78 (District 58B)
Party when first elected: Nonpartisan Election-Conservative Caucus
Public Schools; Elementary School; Choate School; Secondary; Williams College, Massachusetts; B.A.; 1957University of Minnesota; Attended Graduate School;
Barbara Jane Duffy (married in 1965, divorced in 1977); Joanne Chabot (remarried in 1977, divorced); Susan Shepard Carlson (remarried on July 12, 1985)
Three children (with Barbara), five foster children, and another adopted child (Jessica, Susan's daughter): Arne "Tucker" Jr. (adopted son); Kristin (died as an infant), and Anne (daughters)
Family Members Who Have Served in the Minnesota Legislature:
He was the first Minnesota Republican Governor to be denied his party's endorsement for reelection when Allen Quist was given the endorsement in 1994.He had been a member of the Democratic Party in his early years and switched to the Republican Party in the early 1960s. He was a member of the Independent Republican Party during his legislative service.He was a member of Lynn Hurst Congregational Church.Religion provided by the MN Legislative Manual, 1975-76. Catholic Bulletin, 3/21/1975 says Protestant.