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Anton J. Rockne

In office
1909 – 1911
Preceded by Lawrence H. Johnson
Succeeded by Howard H. Dunn

Minnesota State Representative
In office
1903 – 1915

Minnesota State Senator
In office
1915 – 1947

Born December 19, 1868(1868-12-19)(?)
Harmony, Minnesota
Died May 2, 1950 (aged 81)
Political party Republican
Nonpartisan (Conservative Caucus)
Spouse(s) Susie Albertson
Children Melroy, Elnor, Ariel
Residence Zumbrota, Minnesota
Alma mater University of Minnesota
Profession Lawyer
Religion Lutheran

Anton Julius Rockne (December 19, 1868(?) in Harmony, Minnesota - May 2, 1950) was a Minnesota Republican politician, and the longest-serving legislator and state senator in the history of Minnesota. Rockne received a degree in law from the University of Minnesota and practiced as an attorney. He was married in 1899, and was elected to the Minnesota House of Representatives in 1902. In 1909 he was selected to serve as Speaker of the Minnesota House of Representatives, a position he held for two years.

In 1910, Rockne was elected to the Minnesota Senate. He would hold the seat for 36 years, longer than any senator in state history. Rockne served as chair of the powerful finance committee for from 1915 to 1947]. His 44 combined years of legislative service tie him with Carl M. Iverson for the greatest length of legislative service in state history.[1]


Political offices
Preceded by
Lawrence H. Johnson
Speaker of the Minnesota House of Representatives
1909 – 1911
Succeeded by
Howard H. Dunn


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