Bachelor of Science, University South Dakota, 1964.
Executive vice president South Dakot division, American Cancer Society, Watertown, 1966-1968; reporter, Public Opinion newspaper, Watertown, 1964-1966; area editor, Public Opinion newspaper, Watertown, 1968-1970; news editor, Public Opinion newspaper, Watertown, 1970-1972; editor, Public Opinion newspaper, Watertown, since 1972.
President Watertown Junior Chamber of Commerce, 1968, Watertown City Parks and Recreation Board. Former member choir, Sunday school teacher, superintendent Sunday school Lutheran Church of Our Redeemer, Waterrtown. Former member, past chairman Codington County Board Education.
Member board Allen H. Neuharth Center for Excellence in Journalism, University South Dakota, Vermillion. Formem member board directors South Dakota Health Systems Agency. Member South Dakota Career Service Commission Staff sergeant United States Air Force, 1954-1958.
Member South Dakota Associated Press Managing Editors Association (president 1974-1975, 92-93, Newsman of Year award, numerous others), Mid-American Press Institute, Watertown Area Chamber of Chamber (board directors since 1984, president 1986), University South Dakota Alumni Association (past member executive committee), Quarterback Club, Lions (former board directors, vice president, president, project director), Elks (exalted ruler Watertown 1982-1983, chairman South Dakota public relations committee 1992-1993, district deputy grand exalted ruler Eastern South Dakota 1988, South Dakota president 1991-1992, South Dakota Elk of Year award 1985).
Married Elizabeth Hendry McFarland, September 7, 1958. Children: William Carl, Heather Elizabeth, Richard Nels.