Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering, Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology, 1983.
Engineer Southern Indiana Gas and Electric, Evansville, 1986-1994. Member United States Congress from 8th Indiana district, Washington, 1995—2007. Member agricultural committee, homeland security committee, judiciary committee.
Vice chair House Armed Services Communications Special Oversight Panel on Terrorism, 2001—2007.
Deacon 12th Avenue General Baptist, since 1986.
Married Elizabeth Ann Hamman, November 12, 1983. Children: Matthew, Amanda, Jaclyn, Jared.