Bachelor in English, University Texas, 1978. Postgraduate, University Texas, 1981.
Staff assistant Senator John Tower, United States Senate, Washington, 1977-1978, Governor John B. Connally, Texas, 1979-1980. Director administrative operations Executive Office of President, The White House, Washington, 1981-1983. Member 99th-100th Congress from 14th District Texas, 1985-1989.
Member House Merchant Marine and Fisheries committee 100th Congress from 14th District Texas, 1987—1989, member House Armed Services committee, 1985, member defense policy panel, 1985. Member Grand Old Party Study Committee.
Married Catherine Hellmann, June 5, 1982. 1 child, Walter.