Senate 1981-82 (District 28); Senate 1983-2002 (District 23); Senate 2003-2010 (District 21)
Party when first elected: Independent Republican
Blue Earth, Brown, Cottonwood, Le Sueur, Lyon, McLeod, Murray, Nicollet, Redwood, Renville, Sibley, Watonwan
Date of Birth:
Date of Death:
Reported Minority: None Reported
City of Residence (when first elected):
Occupation (when first elected):
Morgan High School; Secondary; Graduate
University of Minnesota; B.S.; Agricultural Economics, 1961
OTHER GOVERNMENT SERVICE
United States Navy and Air Naval Reserve (Vietnam, Artic Circle, Thule Air Force Base, Greenland, Pilot, 5 years active duty);
19?? to 19??
Redwood County, Minnesota (County Commissioner; Chair, 2 years);
1972 to 1980
Minnesota Department of Natural Resources (Regional Director, Southern Region);
02/2011 to 20??
Marjorie "Marj" (married in 1961)
Three children: Kari, Karl, and Disa
Family Members Who Have Served in the Minnesota Legislature:
Special Legislative Concerns: local government, environment, natural resources, finance, agriculture.
He grew up on a farm near Morgan, Minnesota.
He was a member of the First Presbyterian Church. (Minnesota Legislative Manual, 1981-82)
Religion provided by the Minnesota Legislative Manual, 1981-82, and Politics in Minnesota the Directory, 2005-2006.