Bill Luther serves on the Board of the Office of Congressional Ethics, sharing his time between Minneapolis and Washington DC. From 1995 to 2003 he was a member of the U.S. Congress representing the 6th District of Minnesota. He served as Regional Democratic Whip and on the House Energy and Commerce Committee.
Since Congress Bill has been a mediator with Gilbert Mediation Center Ltd. in Eden Prairie, Minnesota and has also worked as an attorney and government relations consultant.
Prior to Congress Bill was elected to the Minnesota House of Representatives in 1974 and then served in the Minnesota State Senate from 1977-94 where for 10 years he was Senate Assistant Majority Leader.
Bill was raised on a dairy farm near Fergus Falls, Minnesota and received both his Engineering and Law Degrees with honors from the University of Minnesota. He also served as an Editor of the Minnesota Law Review. Before entering politics, he was a judicial clerk for the U.S. Court of Appeals in the Eighth Circuit and worked as a prosecuting attorney, and he also practiced business law with the Dorsey law firm in Minneapolis.