born New Orleans, Louisiana; admitted to bar, 1976, Mississippi; 1976, U.S. District Court, Northern District of Mississippi; 1976, U.S. District Court, Southern District of Mississippi; 1985, U.S. Court of Appeals, Fifth Circuit. Preparatory education, Virginia Military Institute; University of Mississippi (B.B.A., 1970); legal education, University of Mississippi (J.D., 1976). Tulane University (Graduate Studies). Assistant Secretary, General Reinsurance Corporation, 1978-1981. Secretary and General Counsel, American Physicians Service Corp., 1981-1983. Member: Hinds County Bar Association; Mississippi Bar Association; Mississippi Defense Lawyers Association; [U.S. Navy, 1970-1973]. (Resident, Jackson Office).