House 1979-82 (District 58B); House 1983-90 (District 59B)
Party when first elected: Democratic-Farmer-Labor
Harvard University; A.B.; American History, 1967Columbia University, New York; M.S.; Journalism, 1970
Caren Dewar (married in 2007)
Three children: Philip (son, died in 1995); Katherine "Katie", and Madeline (daughters)
Family Members Who Have Served in the Minnesota Legislature:
He unsuccessfully sought the Democratic-Farmer-Labor party endorsement for Minnesota Governor in the 1994 election. He dropped out of the race in March 1994.He ran unsuccessfully as the Democratic-Farmer-Labor endorsed candidate for Minnesota State Auditor in the 1994 primary election. He lost the primary election to Donald Moe.He was the son of Minnesota Supreme Court Associate Justice James C. Otis.