Henry Rines

Henry Rines (June 9, 1872 in Orsa, Sweden October 5, 1950) was a Minnesota Republican politician, Minnesota State Treasurer, and Speaker of the Minnesota House of Representatives. Rines, a newspaper publisher, emigrated as a child from Sweden. He was elected to the Minnesota House of Representatives in 1906. He served as speaker from 1913 to 1915, as a part of a faction of progressive Republicans. He was elected as State Treasurer in 1916, a position he held for two terms.

Henry Rines
15th Minnesota State Treasurer
In office
GovernorJ. A. A. Burnquist
J. A. O. Preus
Preceded byArthur C. Gooding
Succeeded byEdward W. Stark
31st Speaker of the Minnesota House of Representatives
In office
Preceded byHoward H. Dunn
Succeeded byH.H. Flowers
Personal details
Born(1872-06-09)June 9, 1872
Orsa, Sweden
Died(1950-10-05)October 5, 1950 (aged 78)
Political partyRepublican
ResidenceMora, Minnesota

After leaving office, Rines served in a variety of capacities, working as the chair of the state commission of administration and finance, and serving on the state office building committee. He was elected again to the House in 1942, and served two terms. He died in 1950.[1]


Political offices
Preceded by
Arthur C. Gooding
Minnesota State Treasurer
1917 1925
Succeeded by
Edward W. Stark
Preceded by
Howard H. Dunn
Speaker of the Minnesota House of Representatives
1913 1915
Succeeded by
H.H. Flowers

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