House 2007-2012 (District 3A); House 2013-2016 (District 5B)
Party when first elected: Democratic-Farmer-Labor
Cass, Itasca, Koochiching, Lake of the Woods
Date of Birth:
Date of Death:
Reported Minority: None Reported
City of Residence (when first elected):
Occupation (when first elected):
Union Official, Laborers Union of Minnesota and North Dakota, 12 Years/Former Civics Teacher, and Cross Country and Basketball Coach, Hibbing High School, 1968 to 1980
Nashwauk-Keewatin High School; Secondary; Graduate, 1964
Hibbing Junior College; Junior College/Community College; 1966
St. Cloud State University; B.S.; Political Science, 1968
University of Minnesota, Humphrey Institute; Attended Graduate School; Duluth Campus
OTHER GOVERNMENT SERVICE
Minnesota Governor's Advisory Council on State and Local Government Relations (Executive Director);
19?? to 19??
Minnesota State Planning Agency (Assistant Director);
19?? to 19??
Minnesota Office of Jobs Policy (Deputy Director);
19?? to 1989
St. Louis County, Minnesota (County Commissioner);
1980 to 1982
Minnesota Department of Human Services (Assistant Commissioner);
1983 to ?
Minnesota Gambling Control Board (Executive Director);
10/10/1989 to ?
Minnesota Iron Range Resources Board;
2007 to 20??
Jane (she died in 2000, before he served); Widower
Three children: Tracy, Erin, and Meghan (daughters)
Family Members Who Have Served in the Minnesota Legislature:
He was born and raised in Bennett Location which was two miles outside of Keewatin, Minnesota.
He ran unsuccessfully for the Minnesota House of Representatives in the 1978 primary election.