Party affiliation: Republican
Private practice law, Pennington County, South Dakota, 1953-1974. United States commissioner United States District Court (western district) South Dakota, 1963-1964. Judge 7th Judicial Circuit, State of South Dakota, 1975-1978.
Justice South Dakota Supreme Court, Pierre, since 1979. Member South Dakota Senate, 1965-1966, 69-70.
Denomination: Roman Catholic
Served to 1st lieutenant infantry United States Army, 1951-1953, Korea. Member Pennington County Bar Association, South Dakota Bar Association, State Judges Association (president 1990-1991), American Legion, Veterans of Foreign Wars (national legal staff 1960-1961), DAV (state staff judge advisory 1963-1964, post Commander 1962), Phi Delta Theta.