Party affiliation: Republican
- Commissioned ensign United States Navy, 1967, advanced through grades to lieutenant, 1972, retired, 1977. Attorney United States Ecology Inc., Louisville, 1979-1980, associate general counsel, 1980-1981. Staff attorney McDermott International, New Orleans, 1981-1983, counsel Europe and Africa area Brussels, 1983-1986, manager legal office for domestic, S.A., West Africa operations New Orleans, 1987-1991, senior counsel corporation staff, 1991-1997, corporation compliance attorney, since 1997.
Denomination: Roman Catholic