Notre Dame University. Indiana State University. University of Illinois.
Loyola University in Chicago (Juris Doctor, 1949). Member, Illinois General Assembly, Four Terms, 1957-1965. Member of Congress: 14th Illinois District, 1965-1983.
13th Illinois District, 1983-1985.
With law office Joseph S. Perry, Wheaton, 1949-1950. Partner firm Erlenborn & Bauer, Elmhurst, 1952-1963, Erlenborn, Bauer and Hotte, 1963-1971. Member 89-97th congresses from 14th District, Illinois, 1965-1983, 98th congress from 13th district, 1983-1985.
Assistant states attorney DuPage County, 1950-1952. Member Illinois House of Representatives from DuPage County, 1956-1964. Partner Seyfarth, Shaw, Fairweather & Geraldson, Washington, 1985-1992, of counsel, 1993-1994.
Board directors Custodial Trust Company, interim president, 2000-2003, Princeton, New Jersey. Member United States Department Labor Employee Retirement Income Security Act Advisory Council, 1985-1989, chairman, 1985-1986. Adjunct professor Georgetown University Law Center, 1994-2002.
Member, vice chair Legal Services Corporation, 1989-1990, 1996-2005, president 2001-2004.
Trustee The Aerospace Corporation, 1990-1999, chair audit and finance committee, 1999. Advisor United States Delegation to International Labor Organization 78th and 79th Session, Geneva. With United States Naval Reserve, 1944-1946.
Member of Former Members of Congress (board directors since 1993, secretary 1995-1996, treasurer 1996-1997, vice president 1998—2000, president 2000-2002).
Married Dorothy C. Fisher, May 10, 1952. Children: Debra Lynn, Paul Nelson, David John.