Bachelor of Science, United States Military Academy, 1980. Master of Business Administration, Southern Illinois University, Edwardsville, 1997.
Advanced through grades to captain, United States Army, 1980-1986; stationed at, United States Army Base, Columbus, Georgia, 1980-1981, 85; served at, United States Army Base, Bamberg, Germany, 1981-1984; stationed at, United States Army Base, Monterey, California, 1985-1986; teacher, Metro East Lutheran H.S., Edwardsville, Illinois, 1986-1990; treasurer, Madison County, Edwardsville, 1990-1996; member, 105th Congress from 20th Illinois district, since 1997; member commerce committee, 105th Congress from 20th Illinois district. Liaison officer United States Military Academy, 1987-1996. Treasurer Southern Illinois Law Enforcement Commission, 1990-1996.
Board of directors Senior Citizen Companion Program, Belleville, Illinois, 1991. Trustee Collinsville Township, Illinois, 1989-1993. Republican precinct committeeman, Collinsville, since 1988.
Republican candidate for United States House 20th district Illinois, 1996. Major United States Army Reserve. Member National Association County Treasurer and Finance Officers (board directors), Illinois County Treasurer Association, American Legion Post 365.
Married Karen Kay Muth. Children: David, Joshua, Daniel.