Birth: January 22, 1946, New Rockford, North Dakota. Parents: Vernon E. and Lucille (Allmaras) Running. Education: Graduated from Cashton High School, Cashton, Wisconsin, 1964; B.S., University of Wisconsin-LaCrosse, 1973. Military service: U.S. Navy, 1966-1968. Vietnam veteran. Spouse: Joan A. Meighan of Cedar Rapids, 1968. Children: 3 daughters: Elizabeth, Stefanie, and Kirsten; 1 son, Chad. Activities: Quality control trainer at Kirkwood Community College. Member: St. Patrick's Catholic Church, H & RE & BIU Local #497, Eagles, Veterans of Foreign Wars, American Legion, Knights of Columbus and American Society for Quality Control. Served 4 terms in Iowa House. Term: First.