Born: 1950, Edinburg, Texas

Federal Judicial Service: Appointed U.S. bankruptcy judge in 1991

Education: St. Elizabeth College, B.A., 1972; Seton Hall University, M.A., American studies, 1976; New York Law School, J.D., 1981

Professional Career: Associate, Corwin & Solomon, New York City, 1982-85; staff counsel, Hugh M. Leonard, asst. U.S. trustee, New Jersey and Delaware, 1985-87; assistant U.S. trustee, 1987-91

Race or Ethnicity: White