Graduate:  Odessa High School, Odessa, Texas, 1953; Odessa College, AA, 1955;  Baylor, BA, 1957;  Baylor, LLB, 1958, Baylor, Juris Doctor, 1969. 

Licensed to practice law in the State of Texas since May, 1959.  County Attorney of Ector County, Texas from 1961 to 1965. 

Licensed in Western and Northern United States District Courts, Fifth Circuit United States Court of Appeals and United States Supreme Court.