House 1973-1982 (District 44A); House 1983-2002 (District 46B); House 2003-2012 (District 45B); House 2013-2020 (District 45A)
Party when first elected: Nonpartisan Election-Democratic-Farmer-Labor Caucus
Bloomington High School; Secondary; Graduate, 1958Minnesota State University, Mankato; B.S.; Education and Social Studies, 1964Minnesota State University, Mankato; Attended Graduate School; University of St. Thomas; Attended Graduate School;
Carole Moss (married on December 7, 1968)
Three children: Tonya (daughter); Lyndon "Lyn" Jr., and Philip (sons)
Family Members Who Have Served in the Minnesota Legislature:
He was a member of the Democratic-Farmer-Labor Party.He has never missed a legislative day (June, 2015). He had "24 terms, spanning 48 years, with perfect attendance" (Session Daily, May 18, 2020).He is the longest serving legislator. Rep. Lyndon Carlson is followed by Rep. Mary Murphy. Three legislators are tied for third longest serving legislator: Rep. Phyllis Kahn, Sen. Anton J. Rockne, and Rep. Carl Iverson.He announced he would not seek reelection on December 11, 2019.He was a member of Cross of Glory Lutheran Church in the 1970s and early 1980s.Religion was listed as Lutheran by the Catholic Bulletin, 3/21/1975 and Minnesota Legislative Manual, 1975-76, 1977-78, and 1979-80. The Natural Resources Defense Council's State Directories 2005 and Politics in Minnesota the Directory, 2005-2006 list him as Congregational.