Bachelor of Science, University Washington, 1951. Juris Doctor, University Washington, 1954.
Since practiced in Seattle partner, Perkins Coie, 1983; resident partner, Perkins Coie, Hong Kong, since 1992. Lecturer law in estate planning U. Washington School Law, 1959-1962, 68-69.
President Seattle Estate Planning Council, 1976-1977. Chairman board trustees Museum Flight, 1975-1977, trustee, since 1984. Member American Bar Association (chairman young lawyers division 1964-1965, house delegations 1965-1967, 76-78, chairman standing committee economics law practice 1972-1974, chairman section economics law practice 1974-1975, chairman standing committee on legal assistants 1978-1981, secretary section science and technical 1980-1981), Washington Bar Association, Seattle-King County Bar Association, American College Probate Counsel, Phi Delta Phi, Delta Tau Delta, chairman American College of Trust and Estate Counsel, International Academy of Estate and Trust Law (executive council) 1994-1998, Fellows American Bar Foundation, International Tax Planning Association.
Married Megan Kruse; children: Peter John, Mary Jane, Emily Woods, Kelly Kruse.