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Lemen, Robert N. "Bob"

House 1981-82 (District 3B)

Party when first elected:  Independent Republican

Counties Served:  Itasca


Date of Birth: 4/1/1943
Birth Place: San Antonio, Texas
Birth County:
Birth Country: United States
Date of Death: 12/29/2021
Gender: Male
Religion: Evangelical Christian
Reported Minority: None Reported
Other Names: Bob
City of Residence (when first elected): Grand Rapids
Occupation (when first elected): Public Relations Consultant


John Muir High School, Pasadena, California; Secondary;
Indiana University; Attended College;
University of Minnesota; Attended College;


State Board/Commission/Council: Minnesota Council for the Handicapped; [Dates Unknown] [Appointed]
State Board/Commission/Council: National Guard Citizens Advisory Committee (Appointed by Governors Al Quie and Rudy Perpich); [Dates Unknown] [Appointed]


Spouse: Leatha Lortz (married on July 7, 1964)
Children: Six children: Matthew, David, Alice, Gloria, Anna, and Sarah
Family Members Who Have Served in the Minnesota Legislature:


He moved to Grand Rapids in 1964.

Religion provided by the St. Paul Pioneer Press, March 6, 1983. "He was a longtime member of Calvary Pines Baptist Church (SBA) north of Cohasset." (Grand Rapids Herald Review, January 5, 2022).

Total Days Served: 728


72nd Legislative Session (1981-1982)

  Session Details
Body: House
District: 03B
Elected: 11/4/1980
Residence: Grand Rapids
Term of Office: 1/6/1981 to 1/3/1983
Counties Represented: Itasca
Occupation: Public Relations Consultant
Party: Independent Republican
  • Criminal Justice
  • Criminal Justice: Juvenile Justice and Crime Victims
  • Environment and Natural Resources
  • Environment and Natural Resources: Environment
  • General Legislation and Veterans Affairs
  • General Legislation and Veterans Affairs: General Legislation and Veterans Affairs
  • Governmental Operations
  • Governmental Operations: Pensions and Investments
Articles & Books About
"Bob Lemen, 1993-2021" Grand Rapids Herald Review, January 5, 2022.

"Religious Right Revival." St. Paul Pioneer Press, March 6, 1983.

"Lemen Honored for Legislative Performance." Eastern Itascan Nashwauk, February 24, 1983.

The Minnesota Legislative Reference Library has collected newspaper articles on legislators since 1973. They are available in the Library.