1938 – Born on June 21st in Indianapolis, Marion County, Indiana. American politician.
1957 – He joined the United States Army.
1958 – Attended Indiana University, Indianapolis, Indiana.
1959-1960 – He entered Cincinnati Bible College, Cincinnati, Ohio.
1967-1968 – He became a member of the Indiana state house of representatives.
1970 – He was an unsuccessful candidate for the United States Congress.
1977-1980 – He was once again elected in the Indiana State House of Representatives.
1983 – He was elected as a Republican to the Ninety-eighth and to the twelve succeeding Congresses.
1996 – With Jesse Helms, co-sponsor and co-eponym of Helms-Burton Act.
1997 – He was the chairman of House Government Reform and Oversight Committee.