Bachelor of Science, Southeast Missouri University, 1960.
Member from District 156, Missouri State House of Representatives, 1973-1977, 87-90. Member Missouri State Senate, 1990—2001. Farmer, since 2001; principal Rural Resources.
Vice chairman committee agriculture, conservation, parks and tourism. Member committee finance and governmental organization, committee judiciary, committee appropriations, committee administrative rules. Chairman committee on aging, families and mental health, committee on wetlands, special committee on welfare reform, others.
Member Elks, American Legion, Lions International, Masons, Scottish Rite, Shriners. M C.
Married Shirla Jean Rathjen McFaddin, 1973. Children: Eliza Jane, John Trevor, Erin Penney, Michael Penney, Bill McFaddin.