Bachelor of Arts, St. Olaf College, 1944; postgraduate, Luther Theological Seminary, 1945; postgraduate, University of Minnesota, 1946; Doctor of Letters, Wartburg College, 1975.
Marketing manager, Augsburg Public House, Minneapolis, 1947-1968; assistant general manager, Augsburg Public House, Minneapolis, 1963-1970; chief Executive officer, Augsburg Public House, Minneapolis, 1970-1987; Chief Executive Officer, Augsburg Fortress Publications, Minneapolis, 1988-1992; president emeritus, Augsburg Fortress Publications, Minneapolis, 1992.
Board of directors Lutheran Student Foundation Minnesota, 1960-1968, Fairview-Southdale Hospital, 1977-1980, Northwest Bank University, Midway, 1968-1994. Regent Augsburg College, 1964-1970, St. Olaf College, 1974-1987. Served with United States Marine Corps Reserve, 1943.
Served with USNAC, 1944. Member Protestant Church-Owned Publications Association (director) 1963-1992), Trustgard Insurance Company (board directors 1989-1993).
Married Delores Wennblom, July 17, 1954. Children— Barbara, David.