Alderman City of Davenport, 1959-1960. Member LaGrange County Republican Party. Chairman Young Representatives, 1962-1964, chairman finance, 1968-1974, precinct committeeman, 1975-1979.
Legislation chairman LaGrange County Mental Health Association, since 1972. With Iowa Air National Guard, 1958-1962. Member American Bar Association (criminal justice section, juvenile justice committee, family law section, co-chair family courts committee, member litigation secretary, member editorial committee Trial Practice Newsletter and Professional Liability Litigation Newsletter), National Association Counsel for Children, American Society Law, Medicine and Ethics Foundation, Indiana Bar Association (house of deals 1968-1984, 89—, legal ethics committee since 1977), Indianapolis Bar Association, Chicago Bar Association, LaGrange County Bar Association (past president), National Conference Juvenile and Family Court Judges (advisory committee judicial response to disproportionate incarceration of minority youth in American, bias committee, legal medical issues committee), Indiana Judges Association, Indiana Judicial Conference Improvement (juvenile laws committee 1981-1987, judicial ethics committee 1988-1995).