1949 – Born on May 28th in Storm Lake, Iowa. A Representative from Iowa.
1967-1970 – Graduated from Denison Community High School, Denison, Iowa and attended Northwest Missouri State University, Maryville.
1996-2002 – He was elected as a member of the Iowa state senate.
2003 – He was elected as a Republican to the One Hundred Eighth and to the two succeeding Congress.