Past president Sterling Chamber of Commerce, Sinnissippi Mental Health Center. Fellow: Illinois Bar Foundation. Member: American Bar Association, Illinois Community College Attorneys Association (board member, vice chair), Illinois Academy of Lawyers (board regents, chancellor), National Association of College and University Attorneys, Whiteside County Bar Association (past president), Illinois State Bar Association (board governor 1995—2001, third vice president 2001, president 2004, Board of Governor award 1989), Order of Coif, Phi Delta Phi.
Law clerk Appellate Court Justice A. J. Scheineman. Special assistant attorney general, 1968—1980. Partner Ward, Murray, Pace & Johnson.
Board director Northwestern Steel & Wire Company, First National Bank, Sterling-Rock Falls, Illinois, Mercantile Bank, Sterling-Rock Falls, Illinois. United States Army, 1958-1960.