1900 – Born on the 22nd of September in Mahon, Louisiana, U.S.A.
1924 – He graduated from Hardin-Simmons University at Texas.
1925 – He graduated from the University of Texas, with a degree of Doctor of Law.
1926 – He was elected county attorney for Mitchell County, Texas.
1927 – He served as a District Attorney.
1934 – He was elected to the United States House of Representatives.
1964 – He became chairman of the United States House Committee on Appropriations.
1979 – He retired from the United States House of Representatives.