Birthplace and date: Wardell, Mo.; March 15, 1931.
Marital status: Married to Mickey Prosser.
Children: By prior marriage: James, 46; Laura, 44; Andrew Jefferson, 40.
College: AB, BS, Southeast Missouri State University; MEd, JD, University of Missouri; MA, Catholic University.
Celebrity I most resemble: Thomas Jefferson and, most recently, actor Joseph Cotten.
My most notable characteristic or personality trait: 14-hour work days.
I'd love to trade places for a day with: Myself.
Nobody knows I: Love politicians.
Best movie I've ever seen: "Gone With the Wind," "Mrs. Doubtfire."
Best book I've ever read: "Jefferson And His Time," by Dumas Malone (six volumes).
Restaurant in my district where my constituents would most likely run into me: Perry's Golden Flame.
My favorite restaurant outside my district: Reynolds Tavern in Annapolis.
Favorite cake: Pecan pie, rum cake.
Car I drive: Pontiac Grand Am 1997.
Best car I've ever had: Pontiac Grand Am 1997.
Politician I most admire: Andrew Jackson.
Favorite president: Harry S. Truman.
Most important influence in my life: Work ethic of Mom and Dad.
Favorite place to vacation: I don't take 'em.
Most interesting place I ever visited: Washington, D.C.
Pet peeve: Celebrating a holiday twice if it falls on a Saturday or Sunday. And cell phones.
Impression people have of me that I would most like to change: That I will sometime retire.
Impression people have of Anne Arundel County that I would most like to change: That it is tilting Republican.