Bachelor, Southern Illinois U., 1962; Juris Doctor, St. Saint Louis University, 1966.
Township attorney, Collinsville & Jarvis, Collinsville, Illinois, 1966-1975; city attorney, City of Collinsville, 1967-1975; assistant state's attorney, Madison County, Edwardsville, Illinois, 1966-1975; circuit judge, Third Judicial Circuit, Edwardsville, 1975-1988; chief circuit judge, Third Judicial Circuit, Edwardsville, 1985-1987; member Executive Committee, Illinois Judicial Conference, Springfield, since 1985; member, chairman complex litigation committee, Illinois Judicial Conference, Springfield, 1988-1996, 99-; member Illinois Court Justices Commission, State of Illinois, Springfield, since 1992; judge industrial commission division, Illinois Appellate Court, since 1988.
Member Illinois State Bar Association, Illinois Judges Association (director) since 1977), Madison County Bar Association, Tri-City Bar Association.
Married Janet N. Arnovitz, February 1, 1963. 1 child, Philip J. IV.