Born Lexington, Kentucky, January 25, 1941; Admitted to Bar, 1965; Kentucky; also admitted to practice before U.S. Court of Appeals, Sixth Circuit; U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Kentucky. Preparatory education, Xavier University (B.S., 1962); legal education, University of Kentuck, LL.B., 1965). Fraternity: Phi Delta Phi. Trial Counsel, Small Business Administration, 1967. Assistant Commonwealth Attorney, Fayette County, Kentucky, 1970-71. State Senator, 1972-96. Chairman, Senate Appropriations and Revenue Committee, 1980-96. Co-Chairman, Finance Committee, Kentucky Task Force on Education Reform, 1990. Member: Fayette County, Kentucky and American Bar Associations.