Bachelor History, Niagara University, 1967. Juris Doctor, John Marshall Law School, Atlanta.
Director pulmonary laboratory, St. Marys Hospital, Lewiston, New York, 1967-1968; teacher, Duval County Schools, Jacksonville, Florida, 1968-1971; director respiratory therapy, Memorial Medical Center, Jacksonville, Florida, 1969-1975; director cardio pulmonary laboratory, Jacksonville (Florida) General Hospital, 1975-1977; manager, partner, Brunswick Surgical Supply, Brunswick, Georgia, 1977-1987; director medical equipment, ABC Home Health, Brunswick, Georgia, 1977-1988.
Board of directors Brunswick (Georgia) Chamber of Commerce. Commissioner Glynn County Board Commissioners (vice chairman 1988). State senator district 3, Atlanta, 1988-1993.
Member Brunswick (Georgia) Kiwanis Club, Frederica Club.
Married Mary Margaret Heath, November 25, 1967. Children: James Henry II, Mary Catherine.