Associate of Arts, Clark College, Vancouver, Washington, 1962. Bachelor, Lewis and Clark College, 1964. Postgraduate, American University, Washington, 1966.
Research assistant to Senator Maurine B. Neuberger of Oregon, 1964-1966. Auditor Clark County, Washington, 1966-1974. Member United States Congress from 3d Washington District, 1975—1989.
Executive vice president Associated Public-Safety Communications Officers Worldwide Inc., Washington, since 1989. President, Chief Executive Officer International Management & Development Institute. Delaware to Washington State Democratic conventions, 1968—1970.
Democratic candidate for Washington Secretary of State, 1972. Board member Foundation for United States-Russia Business Cooperation. Served United States Coast Guard, 1955-1959.
Member Center for Strategic Studies, World Affairs COuncil, American-African Institute, Foreign Affairs Council.
Married Carolyn Jo Ekern, 1971. C. Dawn Elyse & Jonathan Todd.