University High School, Melbourne.
Served in the Merchant Navy 1944-1958. State Insurance Office, Tasmania 1958-1967. Minister of Primary Industry 1972-1975.
Minister for Minerals and Energy 1975. Leader of Government, in Senate February-November 1975. Leader of Opposition in Senate 1976-1980.
Shadow Minister for Foreign Affairs 197680. Member of Parliament for Franklin (Tasmanian Pari.) 1982-1990. Leader of the Opposition 86.
Shadow Minister for Transport. Tasmanian Minister for Roads and Transport and Police and Emergency Services 1989-1990. Labor Party.
Member of Labor Party.
Married Helga Burger Wriedt, December 26, 1959. Children: Sonja Carola, Paula Catherine.