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Number of Seats in the Minnesota Legislature

Compiled by the Minnesota Legislative Reference Library

Legislative Sessions Years House Seats Senate Seats Total Seats
68th - current 1973 - present 134 67 201
63rd- 67th 1963 - 1972 135 67 202
41st - 62nd 1919 - 1962 131 67 198
39th - 40th 1915 - 1918 130 67 197
37th - 38th 1911 - 1914 120 63 183
31st - 36th 1899 - 1910 119 63 182
27th - 30th 1891 - 1898 114 54 168
23rd - 26th 1883 - 1890 103 47 150
14th - 22nd 1872 - 1882 106 41 147
9th - 13th 1867 - 1871 47 22 69
3rd - 8th 1861 - 1866 42 21 63
1st - 2nd 1857 - 1860 80 37 117
Territorial Legislative Sessions Years House Seats Council Seats Total Seats
7th - 8th 1856 - 1857 38 15 53
1st - 6th 1849 - 1855 18 9 27

Compiled from House and Senate journals, Minnesota legislative manuals 1999-2000 p. 64; 1997-98 p. 68; 1995-96 p.60; 1993-94 p. 54; 1991-92 p. 68; 1989-90 p. 58; 1987-88 p. 56; 1985-86 p. 62; 1983-84 p.58; 1981-82 p. 54; 1979-80 p. 58; 1977-78 p. 58; 1975-76 p. 68; 1973-74 p. 34; 1971-72 p. 31; 1969-70 p. 30, 52; 1967-68 p. 30, 50; 1965-66 p. 22; 1963-64 p. 35; 1961-62 p. 41; 1959-60 p. 30; 1957-58 p. 20; 1955 p. 215; 1953 p. 212; 1951 p. 135; 1949 p. 134; 1947 p. 140; 1945 p. 139; 1943 p. 131; 1941 p. 526, 542; 1939 p. 520, 536; 1937 p. 506, 522; 1935 p. 496, 512; 1933 p. 490, 506; 1931 p. 488, 504; 1929 p. 488, 504; 1927 p. 472, 488; 1925 p. 671, 695; 1923 p. 618, 641; 1921 p. 593, 617; 1919 p. 764, 739; 1917 p. 593, 617; 1915 p. 643, 667; 1913 p. 616, 638; 1911 p. 640, 662; 1909 p. 689, 711; 1907 p. 648, 661; 1905 p. 307; 1903 p. 340; 1901 p. 357; 1899 p. 605, 616; 1897 p. 108; 1895 p. 316; 1893 p. 106; 1891 p. 207-8; 224-6, 238; 1887 p. 533-5; 1885 p. 532-5; 1883 p. 482-5; 1881 p. 178, 180, 182, 190, 204; 1879 p. 211; 1878 p. 84, 87, 90, 93, 96; 1872 p. 53, 59.