Senate 1971-72 (District 38); Senate 1973-82 (District 56)
Party when first elected: Nonpartisan Election-Liberal Caucus
Date of Birth:
Date of Death:
Reported Minority: None Reported
City of Residence (when first elected):
Occupation (when first elected):
St. Anthony High School, Lismore; Secondary; Graduate, 1957
University of Minnesota; B.A.; Economics, 1965
University of Minnesota, Law School; J.D.; 1968
OTHER GOVERNMENT SERVICE
Minnesota Commission on Uniform State Laws;
Minnesota Constitutional Study Commission;
19?? to 19??
United States Air Force;
1957 to 1961
U.S. Legislative Staff/Council/Commission:
United States Privacy Protection Study Commission;
1975 to 1977
Christine Hestad Tennessen
Three children: (daughters)
Family Members Who Have Served in the Minnesota Legislature:
Special Legislative Concerns: finance, judiciary, health, welfare, corrections, banking, insurance.
He was born in Adrian but grew up in nearby Lismore.
He was a member of the Democratic-Farmer-Labor Party.
The Tennessen Warning, which is named after former Sen. Tennessen, "gives individuals the information they need to make an informed choice about surrendering the privacy of their personal data by providing it to the government" (Pioneer Press, June 21, 2008).
He was a member of the Basilica of Saint Mary in Minneapolis, Minnesota.
Religion provided by the Minnesota Historical Society.