Bachelor of Science in England, Iowa State University, 1971. Juris Doctor, John Marshall Law School, 1976.
Service representative Mountain Bell Telephone Сompany, Denver, 1971-1972. Marketing analyst Intercraft Indiana, Inc., Chicago, 1973. Assistant attorney United States Department Justice, since 1976, senior litigation counsel, 1983, deputy chief, civil division, 1984-1986, chief, civil division, since 1987.
Instructor Attorney General Advocacy Institute, Washington, since 1979. Instructor legal writing John Marshall Law School, 1980. Board member Inquiry Panel & Hearing, Attorney Registration and Disciplinary Commission Chicago, since 1982.
Office evaluator Executive Office United States Attorneys Washington, since 1983.
Married James Ladis Needles, May 28, 1970 (divorced 1981). Married Arne Robert Rode, August 2, 1985.