Born in Breckenridge, Minnesota. Education: University of Minnesota, College of Business Administration (B.B.A. 1949); University of Minnesota Law School (LL.B , J D. 1956). Member, Board of Editors, Minnesota Law Review 1954-1955. Law Clerk to Mr. Justice Frank Gallagher, Minnesota Supreme Court 1955-1956. Military Service: United States Navy 1945-1946. Private practice of law in Minneapolis 1956-1972. Part-time instructor, William Mitchell College of Law 1958-1963. Former member, National Advisory Council, Small Business Administration; State College Board; Minneapolis Charter Commission. Appointed Associate Justice of Minnesota Supreme Court May 1, 1972; resigned September 29, 1977, to become a United States District Judge. Died May 3, 2005.