• Born June 3, 1951, in Douglas.

• Attended elementary school in Apache, Ariz., then attended Douglas High School and played for the Douglas Bulldogs' 1968 state championship football team.

• Graduated from the University of Arizona in 1975 with a degree in animal science, then returned to the family ranch to work with his father and two uncles.

• Married Susan Kimble in 1977, and the couple had two sons and a daughter.