Bachelor of Science, North Dakota State University, 1956. Postgraduate, Montana State University.
Business Rosebud (Montana) HighSch., 1956-1958, Dawson County (Montana) High School, 1958-1959, Dawson County Junior College, Glendive, Montana, 1958-1959. College and general representative South-Western Public Company, 1959-1967, assistant regional manager, West Chicago, Illinois, 1967-1978, regional vice president, since 1979. Chairman, West Chicago Crusade of Mercy, 1974-1975.
President United Way of West Chicago, 1975-1977.
President Suburban Management Association, 1974, top management advising committee, since 1975. Division vice president International Management Council, 1974-1976.
Certified professional manager.
Member of Chicago Business Education Association, National Business Education Association, American Vocational Association, Illinois Business Education Association, Illinois State Chamber of C., Rotary Clubs (governor's representative since 1977, district governor 1982-1983).
Married Melda Pfenning, August 16, 1955. Children: RonaldL., Robert R., Russell West., Roger J. Instructor.