Card., Tarleton State Junior College, 1959. Bachelor of Science in Agricultural Education, Texas Tech University, 1961. Master of Science in Agricultural Education, Texas Tech University, 1962.
Honorary Doctor of Laws, McMurry College, 1983. Honorary Doctor of Laws, Abilene Christian University, 1991.
Farmer, Texas; past president Rolling Plains Cotton Growers and Texas Electric Cooperatives. Member United States Congress from 17th Texas District, Washington, 1979—2005, member agricultural committee. Senior policy advisor Olsson Frank Weeda Terman Bode Matz PC.
Co-chairman Congressional Leaders United for a Balanced Budget.
Active Bethel Lutheran Church, Ericksdahl, Texas. Charter trustee Cotton Producer Institute. Former member state Democratic executive committee.
Member Texas State Society (Washington, past president), Texas Breakfast Club (Washington, past president), Rolling Plains Cotton Growers (past president), Stamford Chamber of Commerce (past president).
Married Cynthia Ann Watson. Children: Chris, Cary, Courtney Annual.