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Rosenmeier, Christian "Chris, C."

Senate 1923-32 (District 53)

Party when first elected:  Nonpartisan Election

Counties Served:  Crow Wing, Morrison

BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION

Date of Birth: ??/??/1874
Birth Place: ,
Birth County:
Birth Country: Denmark
Date of Death: 6/3/1932
Gender: Male
Religion: Episcopalian
Reported Minority: None Reported
Other Names: Chris, C.
City of Residence (when first elected): Little Falls
Occupation (when first elected): Attorney

EDUCATION

High School, Denmark; Secondary; Graduate, 1888
Willmar Academy; Secondary;
Teaching certificate; Passed the County School Teacher Exam, 1895
Mankato Normal School; College Graduate; 1901
University of Minnesota, Law Department; Law Degree; Arts and Law; President of His Class, 1906

OTHER GOVERNMENT SERVICE

County Attorney: Morrison County, Minnesota; 1914 to 1921

FAMILY RELATIONSHIPS

Spouse: Linda Bakken (married in August 1906)
Children: Three children: Gordon and Donald (sons), Margaret (daughter)
Family Members Who Have Served in the Minnesota Legislature:
Gordon Rosenmeier  - Son

GENERAL NOTES

He moved to Kandiyohi County, Minnesota in 1888 with his father.

He served as Senate Majority Leader. (Biography of Christian Rosenmeier, Minnesota Historical Society)

He died at his home in Little Falls, Minnesota. His funeral was held June 5, 1932 at Church of the Savior in Little Falls, Minnesota.

Religion provided by the Minnesota Journal of the Senate, February 14, 1933, p. 361.

Total Days Served: 3441

SESSIONS SERVED

47th Legislative Session (1931-1932)

  Session Details
Body: Senate
District: 53
Elected: 11/4/1930
Residence: Little Falls
Term of Office: 1/6/1931 to 6/3/1932 (unfinished term)
Counties Represented: Crow Wing, Morrison
Occupation: Practicing Attorney
Party: Nonpartisan Election
Committees:
  • Crime and Crime Prevention
  • Finance
  • General Legislation
  • Judiciary
  • Reapportionment
  • Rules and Legislative Expense (Chair)
  • University
Reason for unfinished term: Death
Session Notes: He died while in office.

46th Legislative Session (1929-1930) (second half of Senate term)

  Session Details
Body: Senate
District: 53
Elected: 11/2/1926
Residence: Little Falls
Term of Office: 1/4/1927 to 1/5/1931
Counties Represented: Crow Wing, Morrison
Occupation: Practicing Attorney
Party: Nonpartisan Election
Committees:
  • Crime and Crime Prevention
  • Finance
  • General Legislation
  • Judiciary
  • Reforestation
  • Rules and Legislative Expense (Chair)
  • Taxes and Tax Laws
  • University

45th Legislative Session (1927-1928)

  Session Details
Body: Senate
District: 53
Elected: 11/2/1926
Residence: Little Falls
Term of Office: 1/4/1927 to 1/5/1931
Counties Represented: Crow Wing, Morrison
Occupation: Practicing Attorney
Party: Nonpartisan Election
Committees:
  • Crime and Crime Prevention
  • Finance
  • General Legislation
  • Judiciary
  • Public Domain
  • Reforestation
  • Rules and Legislative Expense (Chair)
  • Taxes and Tax Laws

44th Legislative Session (1925-1926) (second half of Senate term)

  Session Details
Body: Senate
District: 53
Elected: 11/7/1922
Residence: Little Falls
Term of Office: 1/2/1923 to 1/3/1927
Counties Represented: Crow Wing, Morrison
Occupation: Engaged in the Practice of Law
Party: Nonpartisan Election
Committees:
  • Banks and Banking
  • General Legislation
  • Judiciary
  • Public Domain
  • Public Highways
  • Rules and Legislative Expense (Chair)
  • Taxes and Tax Laws

43rd Legislative Session (1923-1924)

  Session Details
Body: Senate
District: 53
Elected: 11/7/1922
Residence: Little Falls
Term of Office: 1/2/1923 to 1/3/1927
Counties Represented: Crow Wing, Morrison
Occupation: Attorney
Party: Nonpartisan Election
Committees:
  • Agriculture
  • Banks and Banking (Chair)
  • General Legislation
  • Judiciary
  • Public Domain
  • Public Highways
Articles & Books About
"Chris Rosenmeier State Solon, Dies." Minneapolis Star, June 3, 1932, p. 12.


Archive Collections
Christian and Gordon Rosenmeier Papers, 1903-1989 - Available in the Minnesota Historical Society's Collections