Bachelor of Music Education, University Nebraska, 1952. Master of Arts, University Wyoming, 1960.
Teacher music, Thomas County High School, Thedford, Nebraska, 1951-1961; professor humanities, Ellendale (North Dakota) State Teachers College, 1961-1971; professor humanities, U. North Dakota, Williston, 1971-1989; professor emeritus, U. North Dakota, Williston, since 1989.
Choir director 1st Union Church, Williston, since 1971. Served with Army of the United States, 1943-1945. Member National Education Association, American Association of University Professors, Veterans of Foreign Wars, American Legion.
Lodges: Masons, Order Eastern Star (worthy grand patron 1987-1988).
Married Dorothy Ora Teichert, August 18, 1951. Children: Kenna, Joseph, Kathleen, Dianne, Douglas, Kristine.