Bachelor of Business Administration, Trinity University, San Antonio, 1978. Master of Science in Hospital and Health Administration, University Alabama, Birmingham, 1980.
Administrator George W. Truett Memorial Hospital, Baylor University Medical Center, Dallas, 1980-1984. Executive director Baylor Medical Center at Gilmer (Texas), since 1984.
Board directors Upshur County United Way, l984—, campaign chairman, l986, president, l987. Board directors Upshur County unit American Cancer Society, l985—, East Texas Yamboree Association, l988-89. Deacon, director adult department Sunday school, member committee on committees lst Baptist Church, Gilmer, l986—.
Board directors Gilmer Industrial Foundation, l986—, vice president, l988—. Board directors Gilmer Civic Center Foundation, l988—, vice president, l988—. Member American Hospital Association, American College Healthcare Executives, Texas Hospital Association (health careers committee l986-87), Upshur County Chamber of C. (membership committee l987-88, civic affairs committee l988—), University Alabama at Birmingham Graduate Program Hospital and Health Administration Alumni Association, Rotary (director vocational service Gilmer l985-87, Paul Harris fellow l988).
Married Allison Elaine Fink, May 30, l98l. Children: James A. IV, Anna Rebekah, Andrew Becker.