Birth: June 9, 1945, Nebraska City, Nebraska. Parents: Leroy and Nancy Redfern. Education: Graduated Cedar Falls High School, 1963; B.A., Carleton College, 1967; J.D., Columbia University School of Law, 1973. Military service: United States Army, 1969-1971. Profession and Activities: Attorney with Redfern, Mason, Dieter, Larsen & Moore; adjunct instructor, University of Northern Iowa. Member: Board of directors for Cedar Valley Economic Development Corporation; Western Home, 1983-1990; Cedar Valley Lakes Association, 1987-1990; Friends of KHKE/KUNI Public Radio Station, 1885-1987; and Cedar Falls Public Library, 1985-1987; First United Methodist Church; Cedar Falls Rotary; Amvet Post 49; Iowa Bar Association; Volunteer Lawyers Project; Cedar Falls, Hudson and Waterloo Chambers of Commerce. Elected to Iowa Senate in a special election, 1993. Term: First.