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Length of Service - All Senate 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 Senate Members - 1403 Records
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NameService InformationDays of Service in Senate (sorted descending)Total Service Days
Rockne, Anton Julius House 1903-10 (District 29); Senate 1911-14 (District 29); Senate 1915-46 (District 19) 13153 16072
Wright, Sr., Donald Orr House 1927-34 (District 30); Senate 1935-54 (District 30); Senate 1955-62 (District 30); Senate 1963-70 (District 38) 13024 15950
Orr, Charles Noah House 1911-14 (District 37); Senate 1915-49 (District 42) 12425 13888
Stumpf, LeRoy A. House 1981-82 (District 1B); Senate 1983-2012 (District 1); Senate 2013-2016 (District 1) 12418 13146
Cohen, Richard J. House 1977-78 (District 63B); House 1983-86 (District 64B); Senate 1987-2012 (District 64); Senate 2013-Present (District 64) 12237 14429
Marty, John J. Senate 1987-92 (District 63); Senate 1993-2012 (District 54); Senate 2013-Present (District 66) 12237 12237
Carley, James A. House 1909-10 (District 3); Senate 1915-30 (District 3); Senate 1935-52 (District 3) 12182 12910
Langseth, Keith L. House 1975-78 (District 9B); Senate 1981-2012 (District 9) 11690 13147
Larson, Norman J. Senate 1939-62 (District 64); Senate 1963-66 (District 65); Senate 1967-70 (District 66) 11690 11690
Moe, Roger D. Senate 1971-72 (District 66); Senate 1973-2002 (District 2) 11690 11690
Imm, Val House 1933-34 (District 8); Senate 1935-62 (District 8); Senate 1963-66 (District 11) 11683 12418
Berglin, Linda Lee House 1973-80 (District 59A); Senate 1981-82 (District 59); Senate 1983-92 (District 60); Senate 1993-2011 (District 61) 11179 14105
Olson, Gen Senate 1983-92 (District 43); Senate 1993-2002 (District 34); Senate 2003-2012 (District 33) 10962 10962
Frederickson, Dennis R. Senate 1981-82 (District 28); Senate 1983-2002 (District 23); Senate 2003-2010 (District 21) 10955 10955
Rosenmeier, Gordon Senate 1941-70 (District 53) 10955 10955
Metzen, James P. House 1975-82 (District 52A); House 1983-86 (District 39B); Senate 1987-2012 (District 39); Senate 2013-2016 (District 52) 10780 15162
Pappas, Sandra L. House 1985-90 (District 65B); Senate 1991-2012 (District 65); Senate 2013-Present (District 65) 10774 12965
Carr, Homer Meade House 1933-34 (District 59); Senate 1935-64 (District 59) 10635 11370
Solon, Sam George House 1971-72 (District 60); Senate 1973-2001 (District 7) 10588 11316
Pogemiller, Lawrence J. House 1981-82 (District 55A); Senate 1983-92 (District 58); Senate 1993-2011 (District 59) 10535 11263
Spear, Allan H. Senate 1973-82 (District 57); Senate 1983-92 (District 59); Senate 1993-2000 (District 60) 10228 10228
Bridgeman, Sr., Harry A. Senate 1923-50 (District 62) 10227 10227
Johnson, C. Elmer House 1933-34 (District 56); Senate 1935-62 (District 56) 10227 10962
Putnam, Frank E. Senate 1903-14 (District 12); Senate 1915-30 (District 7) 10227 10227
Sullivan, George Henry Senate 1907-14 (District 31); Senate 1915-16 (District 43); Senate 1917-18 (District 43); Senate 1919-35 (District 43) 10218 10218
Mullin, Gerald T. House 1929-30 (District 35); Senate 1931-57 (District 35) 9613 10341
Berg, Charles A. Senate 1973-76 (District 15); Senate 1981-82 (District 15); Senate 1983-92 (District 11); Senate 1993-2002 (District 13) 9499 9499
Chmielewski, Sr., Florian W. Senate 1971-72 (District 25); Senate 1973-92 (District 14); Senate 1993-96 (District 8) 9499 9499
Hughes, Jerome M. Senate 1967-82 (District 50); Senate 1983-92 (District 54) 9499 9499
Johnson, Douglas J. House 1971-72 (District 63); House 1973-76 (District 6B); Senate 1977-2002 (District 6) 9499 11690
Lessard, Bob B. Senate 1977-2002 (District 3) 9499 9499
Belanger, Jr., William V. Senate 1981-82 (District 38); Senate 1982-2002 (District 41); Senate 2003-2006 (District 40) 9493 9493
Sinclair, Donald Senate 1947-72 (District 67) 9492 9492
Miller, Archie H. Senate 1931-1943 (District 36); Senate 1945-1958 (District 36) 9293 9293
Limmer, Warren E. House 1989-92 (District 48A); House 1993-95 (District 33B); Senate 1995-2002 (District 33); Senate 2003-2012 (District 32); Senate 2013-Present (District 34) 9277 11510
Feidt, Daniel S. House 1937-38 (District 34); Senate 1939-62 (District 34) 8771 9499
Wahlstrand, Harry Levine House 1929-36 (District 25); Senate 1939-62 (District 25) 8771 11690
Welch, Thomas P. Senate 1939-62 (District 27) 8771 8771
Johnson, Dean Elton House 1979-82 (District 21A); Senate 1983-2002 (District 15); Senate 2003-2006 (District 13) 8765 10227
Davies, II, John Thomas Senate 1959-62 (District 31); Senate 1963-72 (District 42); Senate 1973-82 (District 60) 8764 8764
Lightner, Milton C. House 1921-30 (District 40); Senate 1931-54 (District 40) 8764 12418
Novak, Boleslaw G. House 1915-18 (District 38); Senate 1935-58 (District 38) 8764 10227
Ribenack, Edward R. House 1911-14 (District 50); House 1915-16 (District 58); Senate 1919-42 (District 58) 8764 10955
Siegel, George L. House 1917-20 (District 41); Senate 1931-54 (District 41) 8764 10227
Vickerman, James A. Senate 1987-92 (District 28); Senate 1993-2010 (District 22) 8764 8764
Renneke, Earl W. Senate 1969-72 (District 15); Senate 1973-81 (District 23); Senate 1982-92 (District 35) 8674 8674
Wiger, Sr., Charles W. Senate 1996-2012 (District 55); Senate 2013-Present (District 43) 8583 8583
Fischbach, Michelle L. Senate 1996-2012 (District 14); Senate 2013-2018 (District 13) 8139 8139
Josefson, Joe A. Senate 1955-62 (District 13); Senate 1963-76 (District 20) 8036 8036
Merriam, Eugene R. Senate 1975-82 (District 47); Senate 1983-96 (District 49) 8036 8036
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