Originally a member of the Democratic Party, ran twice as Candidate for Governor of Oklahoma, first as Democrat in 1990 and second as an Independent in 1994. Elected to Congress in 1996 as a Republican.
Mother: Mary Etta
Brother: L. V.
Wife: Lou Rodgers (m. 1963, two daughters, one son)
High School: Bennington High School, Bennington, OK (1956)
University: BS, Oklahoma State University (1960)
University: MS, Oklahoma State University (1961)
Administrator: Staff Administrator, Oklahoma State University (1963-66)
US Congressman, Oklahoma 3rd (3-Jan-1997 to 3-Jan-2003)
US Congressman, Oklahoma 3rd (3-Jan-1977 to 3-Jan-1991)
Oklahoma State Senate (1975-76)
US Agriculture Department Staff (1961-63)
Tau Kappa Epsilon Fraternity Honorary
Brain Surgery (1998)