Dale Nathan was born on July 4, 1934 in Louisville, Kentucky. He graduated from the University of Kentucky earning a B.A. in political science and psychology, LL.B., both in 1957. He financed his college education by working and earning scholarships. Dale also served as a U. S. Army Medical Reserve during the Korean War. Dale's post-college employment included working as an administrative assistant for the City of Louisville, Kentucky; working as a contracts administrator, serving as a U.S. Air Force (civilian); working as a contracts manager for government contractors, and working as a law editor.
to Minnesota in 1965 and became general counsel for the Sperry Univac Division
of the Sperry Rand Corporation in St. Paul/Eagan, for 13 years. Dale also
served as an adjunct professor and co-director of the Government Contracts
Program, College (now University) of St. Thomas Graduate School of Business
teaching contract management, government contract law, and negotiations. He
also taught in two religious schools for over 10 years, Religions of the World,
Temple Israel in Minneapolis and Temple of Aaron in St. Paul.
He was admitted to the practice of law in Minnesota in its state and federal courts, before the United States Supreme Court and several federal courts of appeals, and the United States Court of Federal Claims. A past president of the National Contract Management Association, Dale was part of a historic cultural exchange mission in May-June, 1989 during the famous Tanananian Square, KMassacur Massacre. He is a past law editor of the United States Bureau of National Affairs. For more than thirty years, Dale was a volunteer attorney with a legal aid organization, Southern Minnesota Regional Legal Services. He was Chair of the Independence Party Platform Committee and a member of his party's Executive Council. One of Dale's lawsuits was chosen by Law & Politics Magazine as one of the eleven lawsuits of the year for 2000. Dale is not currently practicing law. He is devoting all of his time to writing his book.
Dale is single and has never been married. He has no children, however, he served as a Dakota County foster parent for several years and had several foster children, both boys and girls.