Bachelor of Arts, Princeton University, 1971. Juris Doctor, Yale University, 1978.
Assistant to executive director American Bar Association, Chicago, 1976-1979. Executive director West Virginia State Bar, Charleston, 1979-1988. Associate educational director Southwestern Legal Foundation, Richardson, Texas, 1989 (director Institute for Transnational Arbitration, 1993).
Secretary West Virginia Legal Services Plan, Incorporated., Charleston, 1987-1988.
Treasurer Foundation for Youth and Government, Charleston, 1983-1988. President.Saigling Elementary School, Parent-Teachers Association, 1991-1992.
Lecturer University Texas, Dallas, 1990. President, board directors Coalition for Homeless, Charleston, 1986-1987.
Secretary West Virginia Coalition for the Homeless, 1986-1987.
President board directors Kanawha County Coalition for Homeless, 1986—1987. President Volunteer Center Collin County, 2001—2003. Member board Volunteer Center North Texas, since 2001.
Chair Dallas Committee for International Visitors, since 2003. Member of National Association Bar Executives (chairman continuing educated committee 1981-1982, member executive committee 1984-1986), Saigling Elementary School Parent-Teachers Association (president 1991-1992).
Married Jane Stephens, May 6, 1978. Children: Stephen Noble, Allison Baxter.