Bachelor of Science, South Dakota State University, 1961. Juris Doctor, University South Dakota, 1967. Postdoctoral studies in business, University South Dakota, 1981.
Newsman United Press International, Minneapolis and Bismarck (South Dakota), 1961-1962. Photographer and outdoor writer Sioux Falls Argus Leader, 1962-1963. Photographer, feature writer, editor Sioux City (Iowa) Journal, 1963-1967.
Associate Gleysteen, Nelson, Harper, Kunze & Eidsmore, Sioux City, 1967-1969. Assistant professor law University South Dakota, Vermillion, 1969-1972. Corporate Counsel St. Joseph Mercy Hospital, Dubuque, Iowa, 1972-1976.
Regional counsel Sister of Mercy Health Corporation and St. Joseph Mercy Hospital, 1976-1977. Executive vice president Marian Health Center, Sioux City, 1977-1981. Administrator St. Mary's Hospital, Rochester, Minnesota, 1981-1985, executive director, chief executive officer, 1985-1988.
President, chief executive officer Riverside Medical Center, Minneapolis, since 1988. President Minnesota Conference Catholic Health Facilities, 1984-1985. Lecturer in field; board directors Norwest Bank.
Trustee Blue Cross/Blue Shield Minnesota.
Associate chairman United Way, Rochester, 1986, chairman, 1987. Chairman Minnesota Private College Fund, 1986. Board directors Samaritan Bethany, Inc., 1982-1985.
Served with United States Navy, 1954-1957. Member American Bar Association, American Academy Hospital Attorneys, American College Health Care Executives, Academy Catholic Health Care Leadership, American Hospital Association (governing council metropolitan hospitals section since 1986),Minnesota Hospital Association (trustee since 1985), American Academy Hospital Attorneys, Rochester C. of Chamber (board directors since 1983). Lodges: Rotary.
Married Mary Ellen Schaefer. Children: Mary Elizabeth, Helen Marie, Matthew Michael, Anne Kathryn, Nicholas Gregory, Michael Schaefer, Connor Joseph.