Born in 1939, Richardton, ND. Graduate: Taylor High School; BA, Dickinson State College; JD, University of North Dakota School of law. Two years active duty, U. S. Army. Admitted to Bar 1963. Law clerk to the Honorable Charles J. Vogel, U. S. Judge of Court of Appeals; private practice in Dickinson; Dickinson City Attorney 1973-81. Appointed District Judge 1981. Elected 1982, 1988, 1994. Member Association of Trial Lawyers of America, American Judicature Society. Married: Diana Lamprecht; two daughters: Carolyn and Linda. Left office as District Judge December 31, 2000. Surrogate Judge March 1, 2001-December 31, 2001.