Member Democratic National Convention, 1976, 78, 80, 84, 88. Trustee Twin Cities Public television, Inc., 1980-1986, member overseers committee to visit Harvard University Law School, 1970-1975, 77-82. Chairman Minnesota steering committee Dukakis for President, 1987-1988.
Member Secretary of State's Commission on Electoral Reform, Minnesota, 1994. Member Mayor's Commission on Regulatory Reform, Minneapolis, 1995. With United States Army, 1955-1956.
Member American Bar Association (editorial board journal 1976-1979, commission to study federal trade since 1969), Minnesota Bar Association, Hennepin County Bar Association, Judicial Council Minnesota, Lawyers Alliance for Nuclear Arms Control (national board directors 1982-1984), University Minnesota Alumni Association (executive committee 1985-1987, vice president 1989-1991, president 1991-1992, Volunteer of Year award 1988), Phi Beta Kappa.