Family: Wife: Judy
2 Children: Jefferson, Jackson.
Birth Date: 11/26/1942
Home City: Lufkin, TX
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
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.
Subcommittee on Criminal Justice, Member
Representative, Texas State House of Representatives, 1996-present.
PhD, History, Texas Technical University
Post Graduate Studies, University of Houston and Rice University
MA, History, Lamar University
BS, English, Abilene Christian University.