Student, Dickinson State Teacher's College, North Dakota, 2 years; Bachelor's degree, Vandercook School Music, Chicago, 1935; Master's degree, Vandercook School Music, Chicago, 1941; postgraduate, Northwestern University, summer 1937; postgraduate, U. Washington, summer 1938; D.Arts honorary, Carroll College.
Member C.M. Russell Advisory Board, Great Falls, Montana, since 1983.
Justice of the peace Glacer County, Montana. City magistrate City of Browning. Served to sergeant United States Army Air Force, 1940.
Member National Sculpture Society, National Academy Western Art, Society Animal Artists, Browning Chamber of Commerce (president). Member emeritus Cowboy Artists American. Lodge: Masons.
Married Mary Helen Strachan, November 27, 1966 (divorced November 1970). Married Lorraine, August 15, 1972.