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.

Bill Burlison mows the lawn at home in Odenton.His all-time favorite TV show: Marx Brothers films. Person in history he would most want to meet: James Madison.