Bachelor of Science in Accounting and Business Administration, East Center University, Ada, Oklahoma, 1975. Master in Professional Accountancy, University Texas, Austin, 1979.
Staff accountant, Arthur Andersen & Company, Hartford, Connecticut, 1975-1977; assistant instructor accounting Department, University Texas, Austin, 1977-1979; senior tax consultant, Touche Ross & Company, Austin, 1979-1981; partner, chief finance officer, The Watson Group, Austin, 1981-1984; managing partner, Petersen-Watson Interests, Austin, since 1984. Adjunct Professor taxation University Texas, Austin, since 1987. Board directors Better Business Bureau, Austin.
Vice president, chairman, state directors American Cancer Society, Texas, since 1979. Chairman, vice president, board directors Austin Volunteer Center, since 1981. Vice president, board directors Austin Area Urban League, since 1982, Austin United Way, since 1984.
Chairman, member building committee St. John Neumann Catholic Church, Austin, since 1984. Member Diocesan Forum, since 1988, Austin Fng. Trade Council, since 1988, Austin Council Fng.
Affiars, since 1988. Member Texas Society Certified Public Accountant's (public affairs committee since 1984, chairman 1986-1987). Clubs: Young Men's Business League (speakers bureau 1981-1987), Leadership Austin Association (board directors 1980-1987).
Married Patsy Ruth Dodge, August 10, 1973. Children: Patrick Dodge, James Andrew.