Bachelor of Science, Southern Illinois University, 1974. Master of Business Administration, Lindenwood College, 1988.
Administrative assistant Office of Governor State of Illinois, Springfield, 1973-1974, legislation liaison Department General Services, 1974-1975, assistant to director Department General Services, Department Corrections, 1975-1977. Director real estate Arch Mineral Corporation, St. Louis, 1978-1985. President Ark Land Company, since 1985.
Graduate instructor Lindenwood College, St. Charles, Missouri, since 1989. Board directors Montco Coal Partnership, Billings, Montana, Tea Coal Partnership, Houston.
Local organizer Dan Walker for Governor, Illinois, 1972, 76, Karlock for Congress, Illinois, 1976. Chairman Young Democrats County of Perry, Illinois, 1972. Member American Association Petroleum Landmen, Eastern Mineral Law Foundation, Rocky Mountain Mineral Law Foundation, Texas Mineral Landman Association, Junior Chamber of Commerce (president Pinckneyville, Illinois, chapter).
Married Connie Lee Fisher, September 18, 1974. 1 child, Angela; married Margaret Estelle Greene, October 10, 1980.