Diploma, Prairie View Agricultural and Mechanical University.
Letter carrier, United States Postal Svc.
inspector, United States Postal Svc., 1967-1987;
member, Arlington City Council, 1990-1997;
mayor, Arlington City Council, since 1997. Co-chair Arlington Sports Facilities Development authority. Chair Cmty. Devel.Com., Youth Activities Committee, Waste Water Treatment/Garbage Disposal Committee.
Member Convention Center Expansion Committee, Economics Development Advisory Committee, Library. Committee, The Working Connection. Past member Arlington Planning & Zoning Commission, Capital Improvement Advisory Committee, Arlington Airport Zoning Commission, Arlington Fire/Police Foundation, Inc.
Member Nichols Junior High School Mentor Program, North Central Texas Council Governments, Tarrant Council Housing Partnership, Tarrant County Local Emergency Planning. Municipal advisory committee State Attorney General. Active Home Run Arlington Committee, The Heartbeat Arlington.
Deacon, church treasurer Mount Olive Baptist Church. Past member Arlington Unified Black Coalition, Tarrant County Crime Control & Prevention District Corporation. Member National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (life), Texas Municipal League (select committee telecommunications & cable franchises).
Married Ruby Truvillion, June 7, 1947. Children: Barbara Odom-Wesley, Elzie D. Junior.