Born In Eureka, MO 1925
Eureka High School Graduate 1942,
Attended College of Engineering, UMC 1942-43
Entered United States Marine Corps in 1944. Honorable Discharge in 1946
Began farming and joined Farm Bureau 1947
Elected to Board of Directors MO Farm Bureau 1951- 61
Still active in Farm Bureau after 64 years
Knights of Columbus - 65 years of service at Sacred Heart Council Eureka and Monsignor Hildner Assembly, 4th Degree , Washington, MO
Member of American Legion and past commander O'Brien Post 177 since 1947
Member of VFW for over 50 years
Franklin County Honor Flight in 2008 to the WWII Memorial
Elected to Missouri House of Representatives, 1964 and candidate many times since.
including Democrat nominee in Second Congressional District 2004 and 2006.
Active supporter of "Democrats for Life"
2003 visit to China to explore establishment of Chinese Consulate in St. Louis district.
President of Eureka Chamber of Commerce, 1960-64
Original Presiding officer of Eureka Industrial Corporation, TIF
Real Estate Broker in Eureka for 50 years.
Grain and Livestock farmer in district
Accredited member of the International Society of Livestock Appraisers and
American Farm Equipment Appraisers
VISTA volunteer at Missouri Eastern Correctional Center, Pacific, 1982-84
Retired as a Correctional Officer 1990