Family: Wife: Sue 2 Children: Brad, LeAnne.
Birth date: 03/20/1939
Birthplace: Floydada, TX
Home City: Carrollton, TX
BA, University of North Texas, Denton, 1962.
Representative, Texas State House of Representatives, 2004-present
Dallas County Commissioner, 1974-2004.
Member, First Baptist Church Carrollton, present
Member, Health Committee, National Conference of State Legislatures, present
Board of Directors/Secretary, Texas Counties Aggregation Project Incorporated, 2003-2004
Board of Directors, National Association of Superhighways Coalition, 2000-2003
Chair, Public Employee Benefits Cooperative Board of Governors, 1999-2004
Board Representative, North Central Texas Council of Governments Partners in Mobility Board, 1997-1998
President, North Central Texas Council of Governments, 1997-1998
Board of Directors, Texas Association of Regional Councils, 1996-1999
Executive Board, North Central Texas Council of Governments, 1992-1999, 2002-2003
Chair, North Central Texas Council of Governments, 1983-1996
Ex Officio Director, Metrocrest Chamber of Commerce, 1982-2004
Texas Employment and Training Council, 1981-1982
Chair, Texas Conference of Urban Counties, 1981
Dallas County Civil Service Commission, 1976-1998
North Dallas Chamber of Commerce Board, 1975-1983.
Chair, Deferred Compensation Advisory Committee, 2003-2004
Steering Committee, National Association of Counties, 1995-2003
Chair/Vice Chair, Large Urban County Caucus, National Association of Counties, 1995-2003
Vice-Chair, Transportation/Telecommunications Steering Committee, 1995-1999
LBJ Executive Board, TXDOT Major Investment Study Boards.
Health and Human Services, Member
Public Health, Member