Bachelor of Arts in Economics, William Jewell College, 1965; Master of Public Administration, New York University, 1969; Juris Doctor, Washington University, 1969.
Practiced in Gladstone, 1973-1976. Assistant attorney general Missouri, 1969-1973. Member Missouri House of Representatives, 1973-1976, United States Congress from 6th Missouri District, 1976—1993, Republican Task Force on Foreign Policy.
Chairman United States Congressional Study Group, Germany. Vice president government affairs Badische Anilin- & Soda-Fabrik Corporation, Washington, 1994—2005. Member Livingston Group LLC, since 2005.
Member German-American Business Council (board director since 1995), Organization International Investment (board director since 1997), United States Capitol History Society (chairman board trustees).
Married Marilyn Anderson, June 8, 1968. Children: Julie Anne, Emily Catherine, Megan Marie.