Bachelor of Science in Law., University Minnesota, 1946. Bachelor of Laws, University Minnesota, 1948.
Practiced law, Minneapolis, 1948-1951; assistant United States district attorney, District Minnesota, 1951-1952; attorney general, State Minnesota, 1955-1960; United State Attorneys, St. Paul, 1961-1966; United States district judge, District Minnesota, 1966-1985; of counsel, Grose & Von Hotum, Minneapolis, since 1985.
Active Minnesota Society for Prevention of Cruelty to Animals. Candidate Minnesota Legislature, 1950. Member National Association Attorneys General (chairman Midwestern conference 1957), Federal Bar Association (Minnesota president 1962), American Bar Association, Minnesota Bar Association, Hennepin County Bar Association, Citizens League Greater Minneapolis, Minnesota History Society Clubs: ().
Married Maxine Fay Zontelli, August 26, 1940. Children– Priscilla Ann, Miles Welton, James Frank, Virginia.