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Length of Service - All House Members

Compiled by the Minnesota Legislative Reference Library

Service is counted in number of days, not in years, sessions, or terms. Counting days in office accounts for partial terms of current legislators as they serve in the Legislature. Former members may also have partial terms due to special elections, resignation, or death.

Representative Lyndon Carlson became both the longest-serving legislator and the longest serving member of the Minnesota House of Representatives on January 3, 2017. 

His term of service is followed by three legislators who are tied for second-longest-serving legislator. Representative Phyllis Kahn is the second longest serving member of the Minnesota House of Representatives and is tied in length of service with two legislators who served in both bodies--Anton J. Rockne and Carl Iverson.  (Anton J. Rockne has the longest Senate tenure.) 

Donald Wright's length of service would be tied with Iverson and Rockne's if his four-month service as Lieutenant Governor in late 1954 is counted as legislative service.

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All House Members - 4399 Records
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NameService InformationDays of Service in House (sorted descending)Total Service Days
Carlson, Sr., Lyndon R. House 1973-82 (District 44A); House 1983-2002 (District 46B); House 2003-2012 (District 45B); House 2013-Present (District 45A) 17354 17354
Kahn, Phyllis L. House 1973-82 (District 57A); House 1983-92 (District 58B); House 1993-2012 (District 59B); House 2013-2016 (District 60B) 16072 16072
Murphy, Mary Catherine House 1977-82 (District 14B); House 1983-2002 (District 8A): House 2003-2012 (District 6B); House 2013-Present (District 3B) 15891 15891
Munger, Sr., Willard M. House 1955-64 (District 59); House 1967-72 (District 59B); House 1973-99 (District 7A) 15532 15532
Day, Walter Edwin House 1919-34 (District 65); House 1937-60 (District 65) 14609 14609
Dunn, Roy Emery House 1925-30 (District 50); House 1933-62 (District 50); House 1963-66 (District 55) 14609 14609
Iverson, Carl M. House 1919-30 (District 48); Senate 1931-34 (District 48); House 1939-62 (District 48); House 1963-66 (District 24) 14609 16072
Chilgren, Edwin J. House 1927-62 (District 62); House 1963-64 (District 64) 13881 13881
Clark, Karen J. House 1981-82 (District 59A); House 1983-92 (District 60A); House 1993-2012 (District 61A); House 2013-2018 (District 62A) 13881 13881
Dirlam, Aubrey W. House 1941-62 (District 14); House 1963-66 (District 17); House 1967-72 (District 17A); House 1973-74 (District 21B) 12418 12418
Hartle, John A. House 1935-62 (District 16); House 1963-66 (District 8); House 1967-68 (District 3A) 12418 12418
Mueller, August B. House 1941-66 (District 15); House 1967-72 (District 15B); House 1973-74 (District 23A) 12418 12418
Prifrel, Jr., Joseph L. House 1939-62 (District 38); House 1963-66 (District 47); House 1967-72 (District 45A) 12418 12418
Anderson, Irvin N. House 1965-66 (District 64); House 1967-72 (District 64B); House 1973-82 (District 3A); House 1991-2006 (District 3A) 12412 12412
Pelowski, Jr., Gene P. House 1987-92 (District 34B); House 1993-2002 (District 32A); House 2003-2012 (District 31A); House 2013-Present (District 28A) 12237 12237
Wagenius, Jean D. House 1987-92 (District 62B); House 1993-2002 (District 63A); House 2003-2012 (District 62B); House 2013-Present (District 63B) 12237 12237
Jaros, Mike House 1973-80 (District 7B); House 1985-2008 (District 7B) 11690 11690
Hausman, Alice House 1989-92 (District 63B); House 1993-2012 (District 66B); House 2013-Present (District 66A) 11186 11186
Wanvick, Arne C. House 1933-40 (District 58); House 1943-62 (District 58); House 1963-64 (District 60); Senate 1965-70 (District 60) 10962 13153
Mariani, Carlos House 1991-2012 (District 65B); House 2013-Present (District 65B) 10774 10774
Wenzel, Stephen G. House 1973-82 (District 12B); House 1983-92 (District 13B); House 1993-2001 (District 12B) 10441 10441
Sviggum, Steven A. House 1979-82 (District 25A); House 1983-92 (District 26A); House 1993-2007 (District 28B) 10423 10423
Kalis, Henry J. House 1975-82 (District 30A); House 1983-92 (District 29B); House 1993-2002 (District 26B) 10227 10227
Osthoff, C. Thomas House 1975-80 (District 64A); House 1982-2002 (District 66A) 10227 10227
Solberg, Loren A. House 1983-2010 (District 3B) 10227 10227
Kinzer, John J. House 1935-38 (District 46); House 1941-62 (District 46); House 1963-64 (District 26) 10220 10220
Davids, Gregory M. House 1991-92 (District 32B); House 1993-2006 (District 31B); House 2009-2012 (District 31B); House 2013-Present (District 28B) 9999 9999
Rukavina, Thomas House 1987-2012 (District 5A) 9499 9499
Voxland, Roy L. House 1945-62 (District 19); House 1963-66 (District 6); House 1967-70 (District 6B) 9499 9499
Skoglund, Wesley J. House 1975-78; House 1981-92 (District 61B); House 1993-2002 (District 62B); Senate 2003-2006 (District 62) 9493 10950
French, George A. House 1941-62 (District 33); House 1963-66 (District 37) 9492 9492
Lieder, Bernard L. House 1985-2002 (District 2A); House 2003-2010 (District 1B) 9492 9492
Rice, James Isaac House 1971-72 (District 39); House 1973-82 (District 54B); House 1983-92 (District 57A); House 1993-96 (District 58A) 9416 9416
Gunther, Bob House 1995-2002 (District 26A); House 2003-2012 (District 24A); House 2013-Present (District 23A) 9108 9108
Cummings, Roy H. House 1939-48 (District 11); House 1951-62 (District 11); House 1963-64 (District 19) 8771 8771
Sarna, John J. House 1973-82 (District 55B); House 1983-92 (District 58A); House 1993-96 (District 59A) 8771 8771
Fudro, Stanley J. House 1957-62 (District 28); House 1963-72 (District 40); House 1973-80 (District 55A) 8764 8764
Hagland, Carl G. House 1935-40 (District 31); House 1943-60 (District 31) 8764 8764
Halsted, Sr., Charles L. House 1937-46 (District 53); House 1953-66 (District 53) 8764 8764
Ozment, Dennis D. House 1985-92 (District 37B); House 1993-2002 (District 37A); House 2003-08 (District 37B) 8764 8764
Searle, Sr., Rodney Newell House 1957-62 (District 16); House 1963-66 (District 8); House 1967-72 (District 9B); House 1973-80 (District 30B) 8764 8764
Volstad, Edward J. House 1943-62 (District 32); House 1963-66 (District 34) 8764 8764
Nordin, Sr., John H. House 1933-38 (District 44); House 1947-54 (District 44); House 1957-62 (District 44); House 1963-66 (District 51) 8757 8757
Nornes, Bud B. House 1997-2012 (District 10A); House 2013-Present (District 8A) 8583 8583
Mann, George L. House 1959-62 (District 10); House 1963-66 (District 18); House 1969-72 (District 18A); House 1973-82 (District 27A); House 1983-84 (District 28B) 8547 8547
Tomczyk, Edward J. House 1949-62 (District 28); House 1963-69 (District 40) 8274 8274
Jacobs, Joel House 1973-82 (District 47A); House 1983-95 (District 49B) 8098 8098
Anderson, Harold J. House 1951-62 (District 33); House 1963-72 (District 37) 8036 8036
Brinkman, Bernard J. House 1965-66 (District 26); House 1967-72 (District 26A); House 1973-86 (District 16B) 8036 8036
Cina, Frederick Anthony House 1947-62 (District 61); House 1963-68 (District 62) 8036 8036
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