Born: March 6, 1929. Congressional District: Spokane, Wash. Education: U. of Washington, BA, 1951; LLB, 1957. Occupation: Lawyer. Religion: Roman Catholic. Family: Wife, Heather Strachan, married 1968. Political career: No previous public office. Committees: Subcommittee chairman of the Agriculture Committee, chairman of the Democratic Study Group, chairman of the full Agriculture Committee, chairman of the House Democratic Caucus.