Born January 14, 1930, in Stapleton, NE
Federal Judicial Service
Judge, U.S. District Court, District of Nebraska
Nominated by Ronald Reagan on October 14, 1981, to a seat vacated by Robert V. Denney; Confirmed by the Senate on November 18, 1981, and received commission on November 18, 1981. Served as chief judge, 1986-1987. Service terminated on November 9, 1987, due to appointment to another judicial position.
Judge, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit
Nominated by Ronald Reagan on July 1, 1987, to a seat vacated by Donald Roe Ross; Confirmed by the Senate on November 6, 1987, and received commission on November 9, 1987. Assumed senior status on February 1, 2001.
University of Nebraska, B.S., 1951
University of Nebraska College of Law, J.D., 1965
Private practice, Lincoln, Nebraska, 1965-1982
U.S. Army Captain, 1951-1953