List of United States Representatives from Minnesota

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This is a complete list of people who represented Minnesota in the United States House of Representatives through the start of the 113th Congress, January 2013. For a chronological list or for Delegates or Senators, see United States congressional delegations from Minnesota.

Current members[edit]

1st district Tim Walz (D) began: 110th Congress (January 3, 2007)
2nd district John Kline (R) began: 108th Congress (January 3, 2003)
3rd district Erik Paulsen (R) began: 111th Congress (January 3, 2009)
4th district Betty McCollum (D) began: 107th Congress (January 3, 2001)
5th district Keith Ellison (D) began: 110th Congress (January 3, 2007)
6th district Tom Emmer (R) began: 114th Congress (January 3, 2015)
7th district Collin Peterson (D) began: 102nd Congress (January 3, 1991)
8th district Rick Nolan (D) began: 113th Congress, also 94th, 95th & 96th Congresses
(January 3, 2013; also January 3, 1975 – January 3, 1981)

The list of names is complete, but other data may be incomplete; this list is greatly different in scope, content and format from United States Congressional Delegations from Minnesota.

Representatives alphabetically[edit]

Representative Party District Years District home Note
Cyrus Aldrich Republican 2nd March 4, 1859 – March 3, 1863 Minneapolis
John G. Alexander Republican 3rd January 3, 1939 – January 3, 1941 Lost primary
Herman Carl Andersen Republican 7th January 3, 1939 – January 3, 1963 Became Independent; lost re-election
Sydney Anderson Republican 1st March 4, 1911 – March 3, 1925
August H. Andresen Republican 3rd March 4, 1925 – March 3, 1933 Lost re-election
August H. Andresen Republican 1st January 3, 1935 – January 14, 1958 Died
Henry M. Arens Farmer–Labor At-Large March 4, 1933 – January 3, 1935 Lost re-election
John T. Averill Republican 2nd March 4, 1871 – March 3, 1873 Redistricting
John T. Averill Republican 3rd March 4, 1873 – March 3, 1875
Michele Bachmann Republican 6th January 3, 2007 – January 3, 2015 Stillwater
Melvin Baldwin Democratic 6th March 4, 1893 – March 3, 1895
James Bede Republican 8th March 4, 1903 – March 3, 1909
Robert Bergland Democratic 7th January 3, 1971 – January 22, 1977 Resigned to become U.S. Secretary of Agriculture (1977–1981)
John Bernard Farmer–Labor 8th January 3, 1937 – January 3, 1939 Lost re-election
John Blatnik Democratic 8th January 3, 1947 – January 3, 1975 Retired
Haldor Boen Populist 7th March 4, 1893 – March 3, 1895
Rich T. Buckler Farmer–Labor 9th January 3, 1935 – January 3, 1943 Retired
Clarence Buckman Republican 6th March 4, 1903 – March 3, 1907
William Leighton Carss Farmer–Labor 8th March 4, 1919 – March 3, 1921
William Leighton Carss Farmer–Labor 8th March 4, 1925 – March 3, 1929
James Castle Democratic 4th March 4, 1891 – March 3, 1893
James Michael Cavanaugh Democratic 1st May 11, 1858 – March 3, 1859 Chatfield
Ray P. Chase Republican At-Large March 4, 1933 – January 3, 1935 Lost primary
Victor Christgau Republican 1st March 4, 1929 – March 3, 1933
Theodore Christianson Republican At-Large March 4, 1933 – January 3, 1935 Redistricting
Theodore Christianson Republican At-Large January 3, 1935 – January 3, 1937 Ran for U.S. Senate (lost)
Frank Clague Republican 2nd March 4, 1921 – March 3, 1933 Retired
Solomon Comstock Republican 5th March 4, 1889 – March 3, 1891
Chip Cravaack Republican 8th January 3, 2011 – present Lindstrom Incumbent
Charles Russell Davis Republican 3rd March 4, 1903 – March 3, 1925
Edward Devitt Republican 4th January 3, 1947 – January 3, 1949 Lost re-election
Ignatius Loyola Donnelly Republican 2nd March 4, 1863 – March 3, 1869 St. Paul
Mark H. Dunnell Republican 1st March 4, 1871 – March 3, 1883 Retired
Mark H. Dunnell Republican 1st March 4, 1889 – March 3, 1891 Lost re-election
Frank Eddy Republican 7th March 4, 1895 – March 3, 1903
Keith Ellison Democratic 5th January 3, 2007 – present Minneapolis Incumbent
Franklin Ellsworth Republican 2nd March 4, 1915 – March 3, 1921
Arlen Erdahl Republican 1st January 3, 1979 – January 3, 1983 Lost re-election
Tom Emmer Republican 6th January 3, 2015 – present Stillwater
Loren Fletcher Republican 5th March 4, 1893 – March 3, 1903
Loren Fletcher Republican 5th March 4, 1905 – March 3, 1907
Donald M. Fraser Democratic 5th January 3, 1963 – January 3, 1979 Minneapolis Ran for U.S. Senate (lost)
Bill Frenzel Republican 3rd January 3, 1971 – January 3, 1991 Retired
Allen J. Furlow Republican 1st March 4, 1925 – March 3, 1929 Lost primary
Richard Pillsbury Gale Republican 3rd January 3, 1941 – January 3, 1945 Lost re-election
William Gallagher Democratic 3rd January 3, 1945 – August 13, 1946 Died
John Gilfillan Republican 4th March 4, 1885 – March 3, 1887
Godfrey G. Goodwin Republican 10th March 4, 1925 – February 16, 1933 Died
Rod Grams Republican 6th January 3, 1993 – January 3, 1995 Princeton U.S. Senator (1995–2001)
Gilbert William Gutknecht Republican 1st January 3, 1995 – January 3, 2007 Rochester Lost general
Tom Hagedorn Republican 2nd January 3, 1975 – January 3, 1983 Lost re-election
Harold Hagen Farmer–Labor 9th January 3, 1943 – January 3, 1945 Changed parties
Harold Hagen Republican 9th January 3, 1945 – January 3, 1955 Lost re-election
Darwin Hall Republican 3rd March 4, 1889 – March 3, 1891
Osee M. Hall Democratic 3rd March 4, 1891 – March 3, 1895
Kittel Halvorson Populist 5th March 4, 1891 – March 3, 1893
Winfield Scott Hammond Democratic 2nd March 4, 1907 – January 6, 1905 Resigned after taking office as 18th Governor of Minnesota
William H. Harries Democratic 1st March 4, 1891 – March 3, 1893
Joel Heatwole Republican 3rd March 4, 1895 – March 3, 1903
Einar Hoidale Democratic At-Large March 4, 1933 – January 3, 1935 Ran for U.S. Senate (lost)
Dewey Johnson Farmer–Labor 5th January 3, 1937 – January 3, 1939 Lost re-election
Magnus Johnson Farmer–Labor At-Large March 4, 1933 – January 3, 1935
Walter Judd Republican 5th January 3, 1943 – January 3, 1963 Lost general
Joseph Karth Democratic 4th January 3, 1959 – January 3, 1977 Retired
Oscar Keller Republican 4th July 1, 1919 – March 3, 1927
Mark Raymond Kennedy Republican 2nd January 3, 2001 – January 3, 2003 Watertown Redistricting
Mark Raymond Kennedy Republican 6th January 3, 2003 – January 3, 2007 Watertown Ran for U.S. Senate (lost)
Andrew Kiefer Republican 4th March 4, 1893 – March 3, 1897
William S. King Republican 3rd March 4, 1875 – March 3, 1877
John Paul Kline Republican 2nd January 3, 2003 – present Lakeville Incumbent
Coya Knutson Democratic 9th January 3, 1955 – January 3, 1959 Lost re-election
Harold Knutson Republican 6th March 4, 1917 – March 3, 1933 Redistricting
Harold Knutson Republican At-Large March 4, 1933 – January 3, 1935 Redistricting
Harold Knutson Republican 6th January 3, 1935 – January 3, 1949 Lost re-election
Ole J. Kvale Farmer–Labor 7th March 4, 1923 – September 11, 1929 Died; father of successor, Paul John Kvale
Paul John Kvale Farmer–Labor 7th October 16, 1929 – March 4, 1933 Son of Ole J. Kvale
Paul John Kvale Farmer–Labor At-Large March 4, 1933 – January 3, 1935 Son of Ole J. Kvale
Paul John Kvale Farmer–Labor 7th January 3, 1935 – January 3, 1939 Son of Ole J. Kvale
Odin Langen Republican 9th January 3, 1959 – January 3, 1963 Redistricting
Odin Langen Republican 7th January 3, 1963 – January 3, 1971 Lost re-election
Oscar Larson Republican 8th March 4, 1921 – March 3, 1925
John Lind Republican 2nd March 4, 1887 – March 3, 1893
John Lind Democratic 5th March 4, 1903 – March 3, 1905
Charles August Lindbergh Republican 6th March 4, 1907 – March 3, 1917 Morrison County Father of aviator Charles Lindbergh
Ernest Lundeen Republican 5th March 4, 1917 – March 3, 1919
Ernest Lundeen Republican At-Large March 4, 1933 – January 3, 1935
Ernest Lundeen Republican 3rd January 3, 1935 – January 3, 1937 U.S. Senator (1937–1940d)
Bill Luther Democratic 6th January 3, 1995 – January 3, 2003 Fergus Falls Moved; redistricting; lost general
Melvin Maas Republican 4th March 4, 1927 – March 3, 1933 Lost primary
Melvin Maas Republican 4th January 3, 1935 – January 3, 1945 Lost re-election
John L. MacDonald Democratic 3rd March 4, 1887 – March 3, 1889
Clark MacGregor Republican 3rd January 3, 1961 – January 3, 1971 Ran for U.S. Senate (lost)
George MacKinnon Republican 3rd January 3, 1947 – January 3, 1949 Lost re-election
James Manahan Republican At-Large March 4, 1913 – March 3, 1915
Fred Marshall Democratic 6th January 3, 1949 – January 3, 1963 Retired
Eugene McCarthy Democratic 4th January 3, 1949 – January 3, 1959 St. Paul U.S. Senator (1959–1971)
James McCleary Republican 2nd March 4, 1893 – March 3, 1907
Betty C. McCollum Democratic 4th January 3, 2001 – present St. Paul Incumbent
Clarence B. Miller Republican 8th March 4, 1909 – March 3, 1919
David Minge Democratic 2nd January 3, 1993 – January 3, 2001 Lost general
Robert P. Morris Republican 6th March 4, 1897 – March 3, 1903
Ancher Nelsen Republican 2nd January 3, 1959 – December 31, 1974 Retired
Knute Nelson Republican 5th March 4, 1883 – March 3, 1889
Walter Newton Republican 5th March 4, 1919 – June 30, 1929 Resigned to become Secretary to President Herbert Hoover
Richard Nolan Democratic 6th January 3, 1975 – January 3, 1981 Retired
William I. Nolan Republican 5th June 17, 1929 – March 3, 1933 Lost re-election
Frank Nye Republican 5th March 4, 1907 – March 3, 1913
James Louis Oberstar Democratic 8th January 3, 1975 – January 3, 2011 Chisholm Lost general
Joseph P. O'Hara Republican 2nd January 3, 1941 – January 3, 1959 Retired
Alec G. Olson Democratic 6th January 3, 1963 – January 3, 1967 Lost re-election
Erik Paulsen Republican 3rd January 3, 2009 – present Eden Prairie Incumbent
Tim Penny Democratic 1st January 3, 1983 – January 3, 1995 Waseca Retired
Collin Clark Peterson Democratic 7th January 3, 1991 – present Detroit Lakes Incumbent
William Wallace Phelps Democratic 2nd May 11, 1858 – March 3, 1859 Red Wing
William Alvin Pittenger Republican 8th March 4, 1929 – March 3, 1933 Lost re-election
William Alvin Pittenger Republican 8th January 3, 1935 – January 3, 1937 Lost re-election
William Alvin Pittenger Republican 8th January 3, 1939 – January 3, 1947 Lost re-election
Henry Poehler Democratic 2nd March 4, 1877 – March 3, 1879
Al Quie Republican 1st February 18, 1958 – January 3, 1979 Dennison 35th Governor of Minnesota (1979–1983)
James M. Ramstad Republican 3rd January 3, 1991 – January 3, 2009 Wayzata Retired
Edmund Rice Democratic 4th March 4, 1887 – March 3, 1889
Elmer Ryan Democratic 2nd January 3, 1935 – January 3, 1941 Lost re-election
Martin Olav Sabo Democratic 5th January 3, 1979 – January 3, 2007 Minneapolis Retired
Thomas D. Schall Republican 5th March 4, 1915 – March 3, 1925 U.S. Senator (1925–1935d)
Conrad Selvig Republican 9th March 4, 1927 – March 3, 1933 Lost re-election
Francis Shoemaker Farmer–Labor At-Large March 4, 1933 – January 3, 1935
Gerry Sikorski Democratic 6th January 3, 1983 – January 3, 1993 Lost general
George Ross Smith Republican 5th March 4, 1913 – March 3, 1917
Samuel Snider Republican 4th March 4, 1889 – March 3, 1891
Arlan Stangeland Republican 7th February 22, 1977 – January 3, 1991 Lost re-election
Frank Starkey Democratic 4th January 3, 1945 – January 3, 1947 Lost re-election
Halvor Steenerson Republican 9th March 4, 1903 – March 3, 1923
Frederick Stevens Republican 4th March 4, 1897 – March 3, 1915
Jacob H. Stewart Republican 3rd March 4, 1877 – March 3, 1879
Horace B. Strait Republican 2nd March 4, 1873 – March 3, 1879
Horace B. Strait Republican 2nd March 4, 1881 – March 3, 1883
Horace B. Strait Republican 3rd March 4, 1883 – March 3, 1887
James Albertus Tawney Republican 1st March 4, 1893 – March 3, 1911
Henry Teigan Farmer–Labor 3rd January 3, 1937 – January 3, 1939 Lost re-election
Charles A. Towne Republican 6th March 4, 1895 – March 3, 1897
Carl Van Dyke Democratic 4th March 4, 1915 – May 20, 1919 Died
Bruce Vento Democratic 4th January 3, 1977 – October 10, 2000 Died
Andrew Volstead Republican 7th March 4, 1903 – March 3, 1923
James Wakefield Republican 2nd March 4, 1883 – March 3, 1887
Tim Walz Democratic 1st January 3, 2007 – present Mankato Incumbent
William D. Washburn Republican 3rd March 4, 1879 – March 3, 1883
William D. Washburn Republican 4th March 4, 1883 – March 3, 1885
Vin Weber Republican 6th January 3, 1981 – January 3, 1983 Redistricting
Vin Weber Republican 2nd January 3, 1983 – January 3, 1993 Retired
Knud Wefald Farmer–Labor 9th March 4, 1923 – March 3, 1927
Milo White Republican 1st March 4, 1883 – March 3, 1887
Roy Wier Democratic 3rd January 3, 1949 – January 3, 1961
Thomas Wilson Democratic 1st March 4, 1887 – March 3, 1889
Eugene McLanahan Wilson Democratic 2nd March 4, 1869 – March 3, 1871 Winona
Morton S. Wilkinson Republican 1st March 4, 1869 – March 3, 1871
William Windom Republican 1st March 4, 1859 – March 3, 1869 Winona
Oscar Youngdahl Republican 5th January 3, 1939 – January 3, 1943 Lost primary
John M. Zwach Republican 6th January 3, 1967 – January 3, 1975 Retired

Living former Members of the U.S. House of Representatives from Minnesota[edit]

As of April 2015, there are sixteen former members of the U.S. House of Representatives from the U.S. State of Minnesota that are currently living.

Representative Term of office (Congressional years as congressmen/women/representatives while in office) District Date of birth (and age)
Al Quie 1958 - 1979 1st (1923-09-18) September 18, 1923 (age 91)
Alec G. Olson 1963 - 1967 6th (1930-09-11) September 11, 1930 (age 84)
Donald M. Fraser 1963 - 1979 5th (1924-02-20) February 20, 1924 (age 91)
Robert Bergland 1971 - 1977 7th (1928-07-22) July 22, 1928 (age 86)
Tom Hagedorn 1975 - 1983 2nd (1943-11-27) November 27, 1943 (age 71)
Arlen Erdahl 1979 - 1983 1st (1931-02-27) February 27, 1931 (age 84)
Martin Olav Sabo 1979 - 2007 5th (1938-02-28) February 28, 1938 (age 77)
Vin Weber 1981 - 1993 6th (1981-1993)
2nd (1983-1993)
(1952-07-24) July 24, 1952 (age 62)
Gerry Sikorski 1983 - 1993 6th (1948-04-26) April 26, 1948 (age 67)
Tim Penny 1983 - 1995 1st (1951-11-19) November 19, 1951 (age 63)
Jim Ramstad 1991 - 2009 3rd (1946-05-06) May 6, 1946 (age 69)
David Minge 1993 - 2001 2nd (1942-03-19) March 19, 1942 (age 73)
Bill Luther 1995 - 2003 6th (1945-06-27) June 27, 1945 (age 69)
Gil Gutknecht 1995 - 2007 1st (1951-03-20) March 20, 1951 (age 64)
Mark Kennedy 2001 - 2007 2nd (2001-2003)
6th (2003-2007)
(1955-04-11) April 11, 1955 (age 60)
Michele Bachmann 2007 - 2015 6th (1956-04-06) April 6, 1956 (age 59)

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