U.S. Army, 1957-1959
Law clerk, Hon. George T. Mickelson, U.S. District Court, District of South Dakota, 1962-1963
Private practice, Aberdeen, South Dakota, 1964-1971
State`s attorney, Aberdeen, South Dakota, 1967-1971
Justice, South Dakota Supreme Court, 1971-1985; chief justice, 1978-1982
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