Born in Coshocton, Ohio on October 1, 1947. Admitted to Ohio bar, 1972. Also admitted to practice before U.S. Supreme Court; U.S. District Court, Southern District of Ohio. Preparatory education: The Ohio State University (B.A., 1969). Legal education, Moritz College of Law, The Ohio State University (J.D., 1972). Village Solicitor: Warsaw, Ohio, 1972-83; West Lafayette, Ohio, 1974-80; 2002-present. Assistant Law Director, City of Coshocton, Ohio, 1973-79. Board of Education, Ridgewood Local School District, 1974-78. County Prosecutor, Coshocton County, Ohio, 1983-96. Member: Coshocton County and Ohio State (Council of Delegates, 2005-16; Board of Governors, 2010-13). Bar Associations; Ohio State Bar Foundation. Capt., Military Intelligence, U.S. Army Reserve, 1967-1979.