University of Oklahoma (Bachelor of Arts, 1970. Master of Business Administration, 1975. Juris Doctor, 1975). Phi Alpha Delta (Vice-Justice, 1974-1975).
Lieutenant„ United States. Navy, 1970-1972. Working as a partner of BIRDWELL & PAIN. Admitted to the bar, 1976, Oklahoma and United States. District Court, Western District of Oklahoma.
Oklahoma County, Oklahoma (Member, Mineral Law and Real Property Sections) and American Bar Associations. [Lieutenant„ United States. Navy, 1970-1972].