Born 1940 in Kingsport, Tennessee.
First elected by the General Assembly on December 17, 1985 to an eight-year term beginning January 1, 1985. Service terminated by retirement.
University of Virginia, B.A., 1963
Washington and Lee University, LL.B., 1966
Other judicial service:
Judge, Thirtieth Judicial Circuit, 1975-1985.
Private practice of Law in Gate City, Virginia, 1966-1975.
Elected, Journal of the House of Delegates, 1984 Special Session, 9; retired, Journals of the Senate of Virginia, 2000 Regular Session, 193; education and career, The American Bench: Judges of the Nation (Forster-Long, Inc., 1985-1986), 2317-2318.