Born in 1934, Fargo, N.D. Graduate: Shanley High School; U. S. Army 1953-56; BA and JD from University of North Dakota. Private practice 1966-79, Fargo. Appointed District Judge 1979 by Governor Arthur A. Link. Elected 1980, 1986, 1992, and 1998. Member: Joint Procedure Committee; Judicial Conduct Commission. Married: Wife, Kathryn. Four children. Retired as District Judge Dec. 31, 2004. Appointed Surrogate Judge, 2005.