Bachelor of Science in Elec. Engineering with high distinction, University of Minnesota, 1967; Juris Doctor cum laude, University of Minnesota Law School, 1970.
Judicial clerkship 8th circuit, United States Court Appeals, 1970-1971; attorney, Dorsey & Whitney Law Firm, Minneapolis, 1971-1974; attorney, William P. Luther Law Office, Minneapolis, 1974-1983; founder, senior partner, Luther, Ballenthin & Carruthers Law Firm, Minneapolis, 1983-1992; state senior 47th district, State of Minnesota, 1977-1994; assistant major leader, State of Minnesota, 1983-1994; member, 104th-105th Congresses from 6th Minnesota District, since 1995; member international relations and science committees, 104th-105th Congresses from 6th Minnesota District.
Married Darlene Luther, December 16, 1967. Children: Alexander, Alicia.