Born in Lexington, Kentucky on July 20, 1949. Admitted to Ohio bar, 1975, Also admitted to practice before U.S. District Court, Southern District of Ohio. Preparatory education: Kent State University (B.A., 1971). Legal education: Pettit College of Law, Ohio Northern University (J.D., 1975). Honor Society: Phi Alpha Theta. Assistant Law Director, City of Coshocton, Ohio, 1976-79. Assistant County Prosecutor, Coshocton County, Ohio, 1984-96. Member: Coshocton County and Ohio State Bar Associations.