Senate 1997-2002 (District 49); Senate 2003-2010 (District 47)
Party when first elected: Democratic-Farmer-Labor
Date of Birth:
Coon Rapids, Minnesota
Date of Death:
Reported Minority: None Reported
City of Residence (when first elected):
Occupation (when first elected):
Attorney, Anoka Government Center/Former State Trooper
High School; Secondary; Graduate
University of Minnesota; Attended College; 1950s
Metropolitan State University; B.A.; Public Administration, 1974
Mankato State University; M.A.; Public Administration
Northwestern University; Masters Degree; Graduate Degree, Public Administration
William Mitchell College of Law; J.D.; 1994
OTHER GOVERNMENT SERVICE
Anoka County, Minnesota (Juvenile Division, Assistant County Attorney, Prosecutor);
19?? to 20??
Minnesota State Advisory Council on Mental Health;
19?? to ?
United States Navy (Korean War, 5 years);
195? to 19??
Minnesota State Patrol;
1954 to 1987
Sally (first wife, she died in 1991); Widower (when first elected); Kathryn (married around 2000)
Four children: Jane, Nancy, Aaron, Ethan
Family Members Who Have Served in the Minnesota Legislature:
Special Legislative Concerns: education, health care, crime prevention, environment, transportation, social services.
He was raised on a farm.
Religion provided by the Natural Resources Defense Council's State Directories 2005 and Politics in Minnesota the Directory, 2005-2006.