Bachelor, University of California, Berkeley, 1966; Juris Doctor, University of California, Hastings, 1969; Doctor of Pharmacy (honorary), Arkansas State Board Pharmacy, 1991.
Trial attorney civil rights division, Department Justice, 1969-1971;
deputy chief counsel judiciary committee, United States Senate, 1971-1973;
counsel to Sen. Birch Bayh, United States Senate, 1971-1977;
chief counsel, staff director, United States Senate, 1973-1977;
confirmed by United States Senate as associate administrator to Law Enforcement Assistance Administration and administrator of Office Juvenile Justice, Department Justice, 1977-1979;
special counsel to the United States Attorney General, 1979-1980;
director government affairs, National Association Retail Druggists, Washington, 1980-1985;
senior vice president government affairs, general counsel, National Association Retail Druggists, since 1986. Chairman advisory board National Juvenile Law Center, 1973-1977.
Member Hew panel DrugUse and Criminal Behavior, 1974-1977. Member consultant panel National Commission Protection Human Subjects of biomedical and Behavioral Research, 1975-1976. Member board National Institute Corrections, 1977-1979.
Chairman United States InterdepartmentalCouncil Juvenile Justice, 1977-1979. Member board committee civil rights and liberties American Democratic Action, 1976-1980, President's Committee Mental Health-Justice Group, 1978. Committee youth citizenship American Bar Association, 1978-1984.
Member Pharmaceutical Industry Advisory Committee. Executive director, treasurer political action committee National Pharmacists Association, since 1981. Executive director Retail Druggist Legal Legislation Defense Fund,1985-, founder, chairman Washington Pharmacy Industry Forum.
Member numerous federal narcotic and crime panels and committees. Owner Second Genesis, an antique and furniture restoration company.
Member executive committee small business and finance councils Democratic National Committee, 1988-1992. Director Democratic Leadership Council's Network, 1989-1992, board advisers, 1992-1994, Clinton-Gore Washington Business advisory committee. Board directors Small Business Legislation Council, since 1987, secretary, 1999, treasurer, 2000, chairman elect, 2001, chairman, 2002.
Board directors National Business Coalition for Fair Competition, since 1984. Policy advisor Presidential campaigns. Active Reagan for President Task Force on Criminal Justice.
Member American Bar Association (member committee youth citizenship 1978-1984), Association of Trial Lawyers of America, California Bar Association, National Health Lawyers Association, American Society Association Executives (member government affairs section), Washington Council Lawyers, Association Former Senior Senate Aides (EX-SOBs), Vinifera Wine Growers Association Virginia (life), Health R Us, American League Lobbyists, Theta Chi, Germanna Foundation.
Married Mary Kaaren SuetaJolly, February 8, 1977 (divorced 1994). Married Carmen D. Nouri, 1995. Children:Christian Phillip, Ciera Rose, Zachary Ryan.