Married to Patricia N. Baggett in 1981 and have two children, six grandchildren, a four great grandchildren, and four dogs.
Following a 4-year tour in the U. S. Air Force (1967-1971), I earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Civil Engineering from the University of Oklahoma in 1974 and Master of Science degree in Civil Engineering (specializing in Water Resources) from the University of Texas at Arlington in 1981. I have continued to taking courses and the last course completed (Summer 2012) was Macro-Economics from Tarrant County College District.
After receiving my degree from OU, I was recruited by the U. S. Army Corps of Engineers, Fort Worth District, and later worked for Albert H. Halff Associates as a Hydraulic Engineer (River Engineer) on flood control, water resources and navigation projects throughout the States of Texas and Arkansas. Retired from the Little Rock District, Corps of Engineers. I hold Professional Engineering licenses in Oklahoma and Arkansas.
As Past President (2011 – 2012) of Chapter 1583, National Active and Retired Federal Employees Association (NARFE), I have developed an interest in the economic foundations of the fiscal policies being fought out in Washington and at the state level, and have become increasingly concerned about the undermining of basic civil rights. My interest in education and water supply remains constant.