Senate 1977-2002 (District 3)
Party when first elected: Democratic-Farmer-Labor
Aitkin, Beltrami, Itasca, Koochiching, St. Louis
Date of Birth:
Date of Death:
Reported Minority: None Reported
City of Residence (when first elected):
Occupation (when first elected):
Operator, Viking Cruises (Hunting, Fishing and Scenic Cruise Operation on Rainy Lake)
International Falls High School; Secondary; Graduate, 1949
OTHER GOVERNMENT SERVICE
Minnesota Iron Range Resoures and Rehabilitation Board (Vice-Chair);
19?? to ?
United States Army Intelligence, Security Agency (Korean War/Conflict);
1951 to 1954
Minnesota Department of Natural Resources (Special Assistant to the Commissioner for Community Outreach);
02/2011 to 20??
Married: Toni Lynn (no longer listed in 1994)
Five children: Shawn, Wendy, Brett, Sean, Kelly
Family Members Who Have Served in the Minnesota Legislature:
Special Legislative Concerns: environment and natural resources, human services, transportation and infrastructure, labor and small business, elderly/senior citizens, rules, highways, energy, veterans affairs.
He was raised in International Falls, Minnesota.
He was an unsuccessful write-in candidate for the Minnesota House of Representatives in the 1974 election.
In 2018, he ran for attorney general but he lost the primary.