House 1903-10 (District 29); Senate 1911-14 (District 29); Senate 1915-46 (District 19)
Party when first elected: Republican
Decorah Institute, Iowa; Secondary; University of Minnesota, Law Department; Law Degree; 1894; Admitted to the Bar, June 7, 1894
Susie Albertson (married on December 10, 1899)
Three children: Melroy, Elnor, Ariel
Family Members Who Have Served in the Minnesota Legislature:
He shares the record for the greatest number of years served overall for the Minnesota Legislature (both House and Senate service) with Carl M. Iverson at 44 years of service. (Donald O. Wright's length of service would be tied with them if his four month service as Lieutenant Governor in late 1954 was counted as legislative service.)He holds the record for number of years served in the Minnesota Senate at 36 years of service. (Donald O. Wright's length of Senate service would be tied with him if his four month service as Lieutenant Governor in late 1954 was counted as legislative service.)Toensing lists his birth year as 1868. Minnesota Biographies lists 1869. He moved to Zumbrota in 1894 and purchased the Zumbrota News (MNopedia).Charles L. Grover contested the election of Anton Julius Rockne in the 1930 election. Grover ran as a write-in candidate. Anton Julius Rockne was determined to be the winner of the election and entitled to the seat.Religion provided by History of Goodhue County.