Born on May 7th in West Point, Iowa, son of Theodore and Viola Fraise. Attended West Point Catholic School. Married Faye Pumphrey. Children: La Rita, Mike, Ron and Larry. Fourteen grandchildren. Farmer. Seven years on Lee County Board of Supervisors, Chairman 1985. Member: Lee County Pork Producers; Iowa Corn Growers Assn.; Knights of Columbus; Lee County Mental Health Board; Eighth Judicial Court Services Board; St. Mary's Church, Augusta, Iowa. Elected to Senate, January, 1986; re-elected, November, 1986. First term.