Graduate in Business and Industrial Management, San Jose State College.
Budget analyst State Department Finance, California. Assemblyman 15th district State of California, 1980-1992. Member of Congress from 10th California district, 1993-1996.
Partner Baker, Welch & Wiens, Alamo, California. Vice chairman budget writing Ways and Means Committee, 1984-1991.
Executive vice president Contra Costa Taxpayers Association. Active Contra Costa County Farm Bureau With United States Coast Guard Reserve, 1958-1965.
Married Joanne Atack. Children: Todd, Mary, Billy, Robby.