Born September 14, 1922. University of Minnesota and William Mitchell College of Law, BS-JD. Private practice, Minneapolis, 1951-1955. Deputy Attorney General, State of Minnesota, 1955. Hennepin County Attorney 18 years. Former instructor and member of Board of Trustees, William Mitchell College of Law. Member, ABA Special Committee on Minimum Standards for Administration of Criminal Justice; ABA National Advisory Board, Omnibus Hearing Empirical Investigation Project; ABA National Pre-Trial Intervention Service Center. Supreme Court Coordinator, Rules of Criminal Procedure and Juvenile Justice Commission. President, Minnesota County Attorneys Association, 1960-1961; National District Attorneys Association, 1964-1965. Member, Board of Governors, Minnesota State Bar Association, 1962, Recipient of Citation for Exceptional Merit, American Trial Lawyers Association. Appointed Associate Justice, Minnesota Supreme Court July 3, 1973; reelected subsequently. Died on May 25, 2006.