University of South Dakota, B.A., 1973
Law School Attended:
University of South Dakota Law School, J.D., 1976
Year of First admission:
U.S. District Court, District of South Dakota; U.S. Court of Appeals, Eighth Circuit; U.S. District Court, District of New York; U.S. District Court, District of North Dakota; U.S. Tax Court; 1976, South Dakota; 1982, North Dakota; 1990, New York
Hobbies & interests:
The creative forces of man and of nature are of equal and striking magnificence to me. I have had the privilege of attending a magnificent artistic performance at the Lincoln Center, and of experiencing and feeling the tremendous boulder-crushing force of a 100 year flash-flood in the slot canyons of the Grand Canyon. I have canoed in the Missouri River, snowshoed in the Dakotas, hiked in the Sierras, Rockies, Adirondacks, Appalachians and the Alps. I spend time in nature and have observed how man has successfully created from nature, and I have some of the things nature can teach. "Truth is ever to be found in simplicity, and not in the multiplicity and confusion of things." -Newton-.