House 1903-10 (District 29); Senate 1911-14 (District 29); Senate 1915-46 (District 19)
Party when first elected: Republican
Decorah Institute, Iowa; Secondary; University of Minnesota, Law Department; Law Degree; 1894; Admitted to the Bar, June 7, 1894
Susie Albertson (married on December 10, 1899)
Three children: Melroy, Elnor, Ariel
Family Members Who Have Served in the Minnesota Legislature:
Rep. Rockne is the longest serving Senator. He is also one of the longest serving legislators overall. Rep. Lyndon Carlson is the longest-serving legislator; Rep. Mary Murphy is the second longest serving legislator; and Sen. Rockne is tied with two others, Rep. Phyllis Kahn, and Rep. Carl Iverson, for third longest serving legislator. Sen. Rockne and Rep. Iverson served in both bodies. Toensing lists his birth year as 1868. Minnesota Biographies lists 1869. He moved to Zumbrota in 1894 and purchased the Zumbrota News (MNopedia).Charles L. Grover contested the election of Anton Julius Rockne in the 1930 election. Grover ran as a write-in candidate. Anton Julius Rockne was determined to be the winner of the election and entitled to the seat.Religion provided by History of Goodhue County.