Wayne Rosenthal (politician)

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Wayne Rosenthal
Member of the Illinois House of Representatives from the 95th district
98th district (2011–2013)
In office
January 2011 (2011-January) – January 2015 (2015-January)
Preceded by Betsy Hannig
Succeeded by Avery Bourne
Personal details
Political party Republican
Spouse(s) Marcia Rosenthal
Children Three Children
Residence Morrisonville, Illinois
Alma mater University of Illinois
Profession Farmer
Military service
Allegiance United States
Service/branch Illinios Air National Guard HQ patch.svg Air National Guard
Years of service 1971–2001
Rank US-O7 insignia.svg Brigadier General
Unit 170th Fighter Squadron emblem.jpg 170th Fighter Squadron

Wayne Arthur Rosenthal was a Republican member of the Illinois House of Representatives from January 2011 until his resignation in January 2015 to head the Illinois Department of Natural Resources.[1]

Rosenthal had a bachelor's degree in math from the University of Illinois-Springfield. He spent his career running a family farm, and was a brigadier general in the Illinois National Guard. Prior to his election to the General Assembly he served as a trustee of Lincoln Land Community College.

Rosenthal and his wife Marcia are the parents of three children.


  1. ^ Miller, Rich (January 21, 2015). "It's official: Rosenthal appointed to top IDNR job". Capitol Fax. Retrieved January 22, 2015. 

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