Born September 23, 1939, in Bismarck, N.D. Educated in parochial schools. Graduated from North Dakota State University, 1961, B.S. degree. Military service, U.S. Air Force. Graduated from University of North Dakota School of Law, 1968, J.D. degree. Law Clerk, North Dakota Supreme Court 1968-69. Burleigh County State's Attorney's Office 1968-74. Private practice 1975-76. Burleigh County Judge 1977-79. District Court Judge 1979-1998. Retired at the end of 1998. Three children. Died May 7, 2000.