Born: Viborg, S.D.
Family: Wife, Bula; 4 children; 16 grandchildren; 6 great-grandchildren
Education: Eight years of formal education in South Dakota with all eight grades in one room with authorization for the teacher to use a large stick. Graduated from several schools while in the service. Also graduated from the Auctioneering School in Billings, Mont.
Occupation: Line driver for IML Freight
Size: 14 square miles
Budget: $1.2 million.
Number of Employees: 17, including the Draper Police Department
Mayor's salary: $333.33 per month per diem
First "real" job: Phillard Construction/High-line Construction Co.
Management style: Delegate authority to department heads
Why I like being mayor: The challenge of helping people find ways to solve problems.
Why I hate being mayor: I don't.
Recipe for success: I really like people. I have never met a stranger. I have a sincere interest in everything that is happening in Draper.
A memorable failure: None.
Heroes: Gen. George Patton. He was an extremely brilliant strategist. The only thing bad about him was he was in the U.S. Army and not in the Marine Corps.
Leisure: Riding, buying and selling horses; square dancing.
Favorite book: "Loud and Clear" (a book about airplanes)
Favorite movie: "Red River" with John Wayne