East Central University (Oklahoma) (Bachelor of Arts, 1958). University of Illinois and University of Oklahoma (Bachelor of Laws, 1959). County Attorney, Logan County, Oklahoma, 1961-1965.
Municipal Judge, 1974-1978.
Member, Oklahoma House of Representatives, since 1978. Vice-Chairman, Judiciary Committee, 1981-1982, 1989.
Minority Leader, 1982-1986.
Acting postmaster, United States Postal Service, Ada, 1959-1961;
associate, Denny W. Falkenburg, Medford, Oklahoma, 1961;
attorney, Logan County, Guthrie, Oklahoma, 1961-1965;
sole practice, Guthrie, 1965-1985, 88-;
partner, Davis and Hudson, Guthrie, 1985-1988. Municipal judge City of Guthrie, 1974-1978. Representative State of Oklahoma, Oklahoma City, since 1978.
Vice chairman judiciary committee Oklahoma House of Representatives, 1981-1982, 89, 91-. Minority floor leader, 1982-1986, assistant minority floor leader, 1986-1990.
Delaware general conference United Methodist Church, Portland, Oregon, 1976. Scoutmaster Boy Scout Troop # 850, Guthrie, since 1961. Chairman Logan County Representatives, Guthrie, 1964-1969.
Member Oklahoma Bar Association, Logan County Bar Association (president 1972-1973), American Judicature Society, Gideons.
Married Kay Diane Higginbotham, August 12, 1961. Children: David, Paul.