Bachelor, University Minnesota, 1966. Master of Arts, University Minnesota, 1972. Postgraduate, University Munich, 1971.
Administrative assistant Office of Mayor City of Minneapolis, 1974-1975, administrative assistant budget and evaluation, 1978-1979, administrative assistant, analyst, 1980-1985, administrative analyst, 1985-1987. Assistant city clerk City of Minneapolis, since 1987. Administrative assistant, administrative analyst budget and evaluation Office of Mayor, 1978-1985, administrative analyst budget and evaluation, 1985-1987.
Chairman, member committee Democratic Farm Labor Party, Minneapolis and St. Paul, since 1965. Member staff Minneapolis City Hall Courthouse Committee, 1980-1987. Coach Youth Sports, Park and Recreation Board, Minneapolis, 1986-1989.
Chairman long range planning committee, Mount Carmel, 1983-1985, stewartship committee, since 1988. Member Northeast Planning District Citizen Advisory Committee, Minneapolis, 1978, church council, Mount Carmel, since 1988. Resource volunteer Wise and Gise School Minneapolis Public Schools, since 1980.
Chairman sustaining membership drive Boy Scouts American, 1989. Member International Institute Municipal Clerks, Minnesota Clerks and Finance Officers Association, since 1987, Parent-Teachers Association, since 1986.
Married JoAlice Boatright, January 7, 1978. Children: John, David.