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Childhood Interests
While I was born in Shawnee Mission Kansas I grew up in
Savannahand Sylvania Georgia, spending most of my youth living
on a plantation in Screven County.  I attended Screven County High
School.  I was State president of
Georgia 4-H, won the state
archery competition and was named Georgia Youth Conservationist
of the Year in 1984.  I was also active in
scouting and was an Eagle
Scout with troop 341. I went to Vanderbilt University on a Naval
Reserve Officers Training Scholarship and completed my degrees at
Georgia Southern University.