Bachelor of Science, University Wyoming, 1960. Juris Doctor, University Wyoming, 1962.
Legislation assistant, counsel to Senator Simpson of Wyoming, 1962-1966. Secretary to natural resources committee and environmental pollution advisory panel Chamber of Commerce of the United States, 1966-1969. Deputy assistant secretary water and power development United States Department Interior, 1969-1972.
Director Bureau Outdoor Recreation, Washington, 1972-1975. Member, vice chairman Federal Power Commission, 1975-1977. President, chief legal officer Mountain States Legal Foundation, Denver, 1977-1980.
Secretary United States Department Interior, Washington, 1981-1983. Business consultant, 1983-1986, Jackson Hole, Wyoming, since 1986. Chairman board Environmental Diagnostics, 1984-1987, Disease Detection International, 1986-1990.
Instructor College Commerce and Industry, University Wyoming.
Member Phi Kappa Phi, Delta Theta Phi.
Married Leilani Bomgardner, November 2, 1957. Children: Erin Gaia, Eric Gaius.