U.S. Navy, 1958-1961
State representative, Fifth District, Texas, 1967-1973
Private practice, Lufkin, Texas, 1971-1973, 1975-1977, 1981-1991
District attorney, Angelina County, Texas, 1973-1975
Legal counsel, Common Cause of Texas, 1975
U.S. attorney for the Eastern District of Texas, 1977-1981
Secretary of state, State of Texas, 1991-1994
UH Law Center boasts a number of programs that span the panoply of legal issues- health law, intellectual property & information law, consumer law, energy & environmental law, criminal justice. Two of our institutes, which oversee the UH Law Center programs, are considered among the best in the country: Health Law & Policy Institute and Intellectual Property & Information Law.