Bachelor, University Omaha, 1967.
Manager, Northwestern Bell Telephone, Omaha and Sidney, Nebraska, 1966-1968; executive director, Nebraska Catholic Conference, Lincoln, Nebraska, 1968-1976; administrative assistant, United States Republican John Cavanaugh, Washington, 1976-1978; president, O'Hara & Associations, Inc., Lincoln, since 1978. Commissioner Region II Crime Commission, Lincoln, 1975-1976. Board of Governors Nebraska Society.Washington, 1977-1978.
Delaware American Council Young Political Leaders, Soviet Union, 1978, United States-Union of the Soviet Socialist Republics Conference, Keystone, Colorado, 1979. Board directors Opera Omaha, 1982-1988. With United States Air Force, 1961-1965.
Member Nebraska Club, Hillcrest Country Club, Firethorn Golf Club, Lincoln University Club.
Married Patra Ann Busch, June 5, 1965 (divorced November 1989). Children: Daniel James, Karen Lee, Anne Elizabeth, Michael Andrew. Married V. Ann Gilbert, September 15, 1990.