I was born in Sanish, North Dakota, in 1936 – the first of five boys and two girls. We were raised all over the western United States until I was nearly ten. In the late 1940s, my widowed mother moved to Alexandria, MN, where I was graduated from Central High School in 1955. My nearly ten year Cold War military service was with the Army Security Agency in the U.S., Far East, and Europe.
After working retail management for a number of years, I earned a BA in Technology Education at Central Washington University. I earned my MS in School Administration from Portland State University while teaching in Kelso, WA.
My wife since 1959 and I live in Vancouver, WA. We have three adult children, seven adult grandchildren, and three great-grandchildren.

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