Born May 14, 1943, Eden Prairie. Macalester College (B.A., 1965, cum laude with departmental honors in political science); University of Minnesota Law School, (J.D., 1968); VISTA volunteer attorney (1968-69); special assistant attorney general Criminal Division and Motor Vehicle Division of the Department of Public Safety, (1970-71); associate (1971-75) and partner (1975-92) LeVander, Gillen & Miller Law offices, South St. Paul; Independent School District No. 199, board member (1983-86) and chair (1984-86); member and chair of Minnesota Judicial Selection Commission (1991-92); appointed Chief Judge of the Minnesota Court of Appeals, September 1, 1992; married, two children. Appointed July 1, 1994; elected 1996, 2002, 2008. Retired May 31, 2013.