Party affiliation: Democrat
Assistant director statutory research and drafting Commonwealth Virginia, Richmond, 1954—1956. Assistant commonwealth attorney Wise County, Virginia, 1956—1962. Assistant United States attorney western district Virginia Roanoke, 1962—1966.
Partner Mullins, Winston & Roberson, Norton, 1966—1982. Judge, juvenile and domestic relations District Court Wise County, from 1982. Chairman advisory committee Clinch Valley College, Wise, Virginia, 1975—1983.
People are called to love God not only with their hearts, but also with their minds. All things should be considered through the light of reason. In order to do that, it is necessary to become aware of different points of view and be able to develop critical thinking in relation to any political or social problem.