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I am a fifth generation Iowan. I was born in Emmetsburg, Iowa and graduated from Emmetsburg High School (1974) but lived my early years and have lived most of my adult life in eastern Iowa.

I am a husband. In 1979, I married my high school sweetheart, Cheryl Lynn Mills.

I am a father. Cheryl and I have two sons, Ned and Nicholas, who, I am proud to say, found their own way and, as luck would have it, have inherited Cheryl’s musical talents and social skills.

I am a grandfather. Ask me about my grandchildren. They are so very special.

I am an anthropologist. I recieved a Bachelor’s degree in Anthropology from the University of Iowa (1977) and a Master’s degree and a Doctorate in Anthropology from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (1980, 1988).

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