House members, from Territorial House of 1849 to today 4,359
Of 3,849 with listed birth countries, House members born outside of the United States 885
Number born in Norway 225
Austria, Switzerland, each 8
Poland, Bohemia, each 5
France, Iceland, Luxembourg, Saxony, each 3
Bavaria, Netherlands, each 2
Australia, Austria, Colombia, Finland, Great Britain, Greece, Hungary, Italy, Laos, Prussian Poland, Russian (federation), Russian Poland, Thailand, United Kingdom (Isle of Jersey), each 1
Last year House had a member born in Sweden, Norway or Denmark 1966
Of 2,949 U.S.-born House members with states listed, number born in Minnesota 1,208
New York: 405
Members born in four neighboring states (Iowa, Wisconsin, North Dakota and South Dakota), combined 290
States no House member is listed as having been born in 4 (Alaska, Hawaii, Idaho, Nevada)
Last year House had a member who resided, when first elected, in Yucatan, MN: 1890
Moscow, MN: 1874
Berlin, MN: 1884
Warsaw, MN: 1886
Sparta, MN: 1908
Geneva, MN: 1912
Ceylon, MN: 1914
Santiago, MN: 1932
London, MN: 1936
Oslo, MN: 1952
In years, longest drought for a city between terms of House members who lived there when first elected (Greenfield, 1862-2013) 151
Eagan (1848-1993) 135
Little Canada (1849-1979) 130
Chanhassen (1856-1983) 127
Corcoran (1878-1993): 125
Past House members listed as living, when first elected, in Vernon Center (all in 19th century): 3
Places with a resident currently serving in the House that have not been home, when first elected, to a previous House member (East Bethel, Elko New Market*, Ghent, Hermantown, Nisswa, Pennington, Rockville, Ramsey, Rogers) 9
*Before they merged in 2006, the cities of Elko and New Market had been the hometown for previous House members when first elected.
Sources: Minnesota Legislators Past & Present, Legislative Reference Library
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