born Greenwood, Mississippi; admitted to bar, 1976, Mississippi; 1976, U.S. District Court, Northern District of Mississippi; 1976, U.S. District Court Southern District of Mississippi; 1980, U.S. Court of Appeals, Fifth Circuit. Preparatory education, Mississippi State University (B.S., 1972); legal education, University of Mississippi (J.D., 1976). Assistant District Attorney, 7th Circuit Court District, 1976-1977. Fraternities: Phi Alpha Delta, Alpha Zeta. Member: Leflore County Bar Association; Mississippi Bar Association; Mississippi Claims Association; Delta Claims Association; Mississippi Defense Lawyers Association; Atlanta Claims Association. (Resident, Greenwood Office).