Family: Wife: Judy; 2 Children: Jefferson, Jackson
Home: Lufkin, Texas
Education: PhD, History, Texas Tech University Post Graduate Studies, University of Houston Post Graduate Studies, Rice University MA, History, Lamar University BS, English, Abilene Christian University
Profession: Owner, Chapparel Energy Incorporated, 1981-present History Professor, Stephen F. Austin State University, 1972-1980 Research Assistant to Miss Ima Hogg, 1969-1971 Sergeant, United States Marine Corps Reserve, 1962-1968 Public School Teacher, Port Arthur Independent School District, 1965-1967 Owner, Bookseller Store Cattleman Truck Farmer
Political: Representative, Texas State House of Representatives, 1997-present
Congressional Membership: Chair, Interim Subcommittee on Appropriations, 2007-2008 Member, Agriculture and Rural Development Standing Committee, National Conference of State Legislators, 2005-2008 Board Member, House Research Organization, 2005-2008 Vice Chair, Rural Caucus, 2001-2008 Member, Agricultural Policy Board, 2001-2002 Vice Chair, Agriculture and Livestock Committee, 1999-2002
Organization Membership: Former Board Member, Big Brothers Big Sisters Board Member, Boys and Girls Club Former Boy Scoutmaster, Boy Scouts of America Former Membership Chairman, Boy Scouts of America, Naconiche District Sunday School Teacher/Deacon, Church of Christ Co-Founder/Former Board Member, East Texas Community Health Service Member, Philosophical Society of Texas Founder/Member, Project Belize Former Board Member, Samaritan Counseling Center of East Texas
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