Born August 26, 1939, Mankato. St Olaf College (B.A., 1961); William Mitchell College of Law (LL.B. with honors, 1965); deputy clerk of courts, U.S. District Court (1961-63); law librarian, U.S. Court of Appeals (1963-64); law clerk, Hennepin County District Court (1964-65); law clerk, Minnesota Supreme Court (1965-66); attorney (1966-2000), president (1988-93), Briggs and Morgan; judge, Minnesota Court of Appeals (2000-02); married, six children. Appointed June 6, 2002. Retired January 1, 2008 to return to private practice at Briggs and Morgan.