Born March 16, 1927. Raised in South St. Paul, Minnesota. Graduated University of Minnesota Law School December 1950. Practiced law South St. Paul, Minnesota, from that time until January 3, 1972, when appointed as Associate Justice of the Minnesota Supreme Court. Served from March 1965 to January 1972 on Minnesota Tax Court. Member of American Bar Association, Minnesota State Bar Association, American Trial Lawyers Association. Past president First District Bar Association, State of Minnesota.