Graduate, Pensacola Naval Aviator School. Student, W. Washington College.
Manager Firestone Tire & Rubber Company, Tillamook, Oregon, 1946-1952. Owner Nico Furniture & Appliance Company, Salem, 1952-1981. Broker Coldwell Banker, since 1982.
Member Oregon House of Representatives, 1989-1994, Oregon Senate, Salem, 1995—2002, Northwest Power and Conservation Council, Oregon, 2003. Lieutenant United States Navy, 1943-1946.
President Transit System fpr Salem, 1981-1984. Chairman Marion County JuvenileService Commission, Salem, 1983-1987. Board directors Young Men’s Christian Association, Salem, 1984-1985.
Married Thelma M. Brekke, August 14, 1944. Children: Judith Lynne, Dennis Gene, Richard Henry.