Bachelor of Business Administration, University Wisconsin, 1957. Bachelor of Laws, University California, Berkeley, 1961. Doctor of Humane Letters (honorary), Regis College.
Doctor of Humane Letters (honorary), University Denver. Doctor of Laws (honorary), Colorado College. Doctorate in Public Administration (honorary), Drexel.
Accountant, Salt Lake City, 1958, Ernst & Ernst, Denver, 1961-1962. Attorney Colorado Anti-Discrimination Commission, 1962-1963, Jones, Meiklejohn, Kilroy, Kehl & Lyons, Denver, 1963-1965. Sole practice, 1965-1974.
Member Colorado House of Representatives, 1966-1974, assistant minority leader, 1971-1974. Governor State of Colorado, 1975-1987. Now special counsel Berliner, Boyle, Kaplan, Zisser & Walter (formerly O'Connor & Hannan), Denver.
Director Center for Public Policy & Contemporary University Denver, since 1987. Associate professor law University Denver, 1969-1974. Chairman natural resource and environmental management committee National Governor's Association, 1978-1979, member, from 1979, also member executive committee and environment committee, and chairman task force on synthetic fuels.
Delegate Democratic National Convention, 1980. Adjunct professor University Colorado School Public Policy, Denver, 1983-1987. Visiting professor University Colorado Graduate School Public Affairs, 1984-1985.
Distinguished professor history University New Orleans, Innsbruck, Austria, 1987. Public member Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education, since 1994. Served as 1st lieutenant United States Army, 1957-1958.
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President Denver Young Democrats, 1963. Vice president Colorado Young Democrats, 1964. Member Conservation Foundation, Denver Center Performing Arts Center for Growth Alternatives, Central City Opera House Association.
Member of Western Governor Association (chairman 1985-1986), National Governor Association.
Married Dorothy Vennard, May 11, 1963. Children: Scott Hunter, Heather Susan.