Henry Arens Henry Martin Arens was a Minnesota politican who served in many offices, including the US House of Representatives
Arens was born in Westphalia, Germany on November 21, 1873. He immigrated to the United States in 1889 and was a farmer near Jordan, Minnesota. His first public office was as member of the board of aldermen of Jordan, during the years 1905-1913. He went on to become a member of the Minnesota House of Representatives during 1919-1923, and in State senate from 1923 to 1929.
In 1929, he was elected Lieutenant Governor of Minnesota and served for one two-year term. In 1932 he was elected to the Seventy-third Congress as a member of the Minnesota Farmer-Labor Party. He served only one term, and was defeated in 1934 and again in 1936 when he attempted to retake his seat.
He died in Jordan on October 6, 1963.