Bachelor in Allied Legal Superior vena cava syndrome, U. Center Florida, 1977; Master of Public Administration, Florida State University, 1979; M Planning in Urban-Environmental Planning, University of Virginia, 1982.
Community planner, Housing and Urban Development, Washington, 1980-1981; senior planner, Shreveport (Louisiana) Metropolitan Planning Commission, 1982-1984; county planner, Roanoke (Virginia) County, 1984-1987; senior planner, Birmingham (Alabama) Regional Planning Commission, 1987-1990; planning director, East Alabama Regional Planning and Development Commission, Anniston, 1990-1993; environmental planner, City of Birmingham, since 1993.
Member American Institute Certified Planners, American Planning Association (secretary-treasurer Northwest Louisiana section 1983-1984, treasurer Alabama chapter 1990-1992, president Alabama chapter 1992-1994).
Married Linda Morrow Sanford, December 28, 1982. Children: Lewis James, Andrew Richard.