University of Wisconsin (Bachelor of Science, with high honors, 1973). University of Iowa (Juris Doctor, with distinction, 1976).
Working as a partner of PRINGLE & PRINGLE. Admitted to the bar, 1977, Iowa. 1978, Oklahoma, Georgia, United States. Court of Appeals, 5th Circuit, United States.
District Court, Western District of Oklahoma and United States.
District Court, Northern District of Georgia. 1983, United States. Court of Appeals, 10th Circuit.
1985, United States. Supreme Court.