Member of the U.S. House of Representatives from 1997 to 2001 who gained international recognition for his leading role in the Clinton impeachment trial. He was selected as a member of the Superior Court of California in 2006 by California Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger.
He dropped out of high school but would eventually earn a law degree from UCLA.
He was the Director of the United States Patent and Trademark Office from 2001 to 2004.
He has twin daughters, Dana and Claire, with wife Christine Rogan.
He was one of the House Managers for Bill Clinton 's impeachment trial.