Born in Norway on February 22, 1875. Came to Lake Park in 1883. Graduated from Detroit Lakes High School in 1897 and from the University of Minnesota College of Law in 1900. Located at Warren the same year and practiced there until appointed District Judge by Governor Christianson in November 1930. Resigned as District Judge on March 5, 1934, to accept appointment as Associate Justice of the Minnesota Supreme Court. Elected to the same office in November 1934 and thereafter. Died May 22, 1955 in Warren.