Family: Wife: Judy 2 Children: Jefferson, Jackson.
Birth date: 11/26/1942
Home City: Lufkin, TX
PhD, History, Texas Technical University
Post Graduate Studies, University of Houston and Rice University
MA, History, Lamar University
BS, English, Abilene Christian University.
Owner, Chapparel Energy Incorporated, 1981-present
History Professor, Stephen F. Austin State University, 1972-1980
Personal Research Assistant, 1969-1971
Sergeant, United States Marine Corps Reserve 1962-1968
Public School Teacher, Port Arthur Independent School District, 1965-1967
Bookstore Owner, Bookseller
Representative, Texas State House of Representatives, 1996-present.
Board Member, Boys and Girls Club
Former Board Member, Big Brothers Big Sisters
Former Boy Scoutmaster, Boy Scouts of America
Former Membership Chair, Boy Scouts of America, Naconiche
Co-Founder/Former Board Member, East Texas Community Health Service, Incorporated
Sunday School Teacher/Deacon, Church of Christ
Founder/Member, Project Belize
Former Board Member, Samaritan Counseling Center of East Texas, Incorporated.
Vice-Chair, Rural Caucus.
Criminal Justice, Member