Age: 62

Family: Wife, Ann. Adult children: Caroline, Dominic, Adam.

Education: St. Thomas Academy, 1964; B.A., University of St. Thomas, 1968; J.D., University of Minnesota law school, 1971.

Career: Lawyer at Robins, Kaplan, Miller & Ciresi, 1971-present; chairman of executive board since 1995. Was lead lawyer for Minnesota in 1998 case against tobacco companies that resulted in $6 billion settlement for the state.

Political career: Ran for DFL nomination for U.S. Senate in 2000; finished second to Mark Dayton in September primary.