Bachelor of Business Administration, Texas Agricultural and Mechanical University, 1968. Juris Doctor Saint Mary University, San Antonio, 1971, Master of Arts Oxford (England) University, 1997.
Bar: Texas 1971, United States District Court (southern district) Texas 1972, United States District Court (western district) Texas 1974, United States Court Appeals (5th circuit) 1973, Supreme Court of the United States Court 1974. Association Kelley, Looney, Alexander & Hiester, Edinburg, Texas, 1971-1973. Partner Pena, McDonald, Prestia & Zipp, Edinburg, 1973-1981.
Sole practice, New Braunfels, 1981-1982, 89.
Judge Comal County (Texas) Court-at-Law, New Braunfels, 1983. Adjunct Professor San Antonio College.
Board directors New Braunfels Community Services, since 1992, president, 1981-1983, 97-98, secretary, 1994. Board directors Child Welfare, vice chairman, 1981-1982, chairman, 1982-1983. Director Drover-Comal County Fair Association.
Volunteer H.O.S.T.S. Vice chairman Folkfest, 1994, chairman, since 1995. President Community Service Center, 1997, 2005.
Board directors, trustee Senior Citizens Center and Foundation. Director, Comal County Fair Association. Senior director, Comal County Fair Association.
Mentor New Braunfels Indiana School District. Clergyman, chancellor Anglican Diocese of Southwest. Fellow College of State Bar.
Member American Bar Association, Greater New Braunfels Chamber of Commerce (legislation committee, resources committee, heritage committee), Texas State Junior Bar (criminal law committee 1975-1976), Texas Criminal Defense Lawyers' Association (board directors 1976-1977, various committees), Texas Aggie Bar Association (charter), Comal County Bar Association (past president), Comal County Agricultural and Mechanical Club (president, treasurer), Hidalgo County Bar Association (treasurer 1972-1975), Opa, Kleine Opa and senior Opa of Wurstfest Association (chairman Folkfest), Hidalgo County Agricultural and Mechanical Club (president), Elks, Kiwanis, Lions (secretary 1996, president 1997), 100 Club (director since 2001), Phi Delta Phi.
Children: Robert Andrew, Kristi Nicole. Married Saundra Zipp, March 5, 1989.