Julius L. Bergfeld, Jr. was born in Tyler and attended Tyler Public Schools. He graduated from The University of Texas in Austin with a BBA Degree and was on the Dean's Honor Roll.

After attending college he went on to South Texas College of Law earning the degree of Juris Doctor and was an American Jurisprudence Award winner and ranked number five in his graduating class.

He was licensed by the Supreme Court of Texas to practice law in 1969 and also received his Texas Insurance License and his Real Estate Broker license in that same year. He has been involved in real estate development, sales, leasing and management throughout his career.

He has served as president of the Tyler Board of Realtors, and president of the Independent Insurance Agents of Tyler. His Civic activities have included serving on the Vestry of Christ Episcopal Church, Salvation Army Advisory Board, Mother Frances Hospital Advisory Board, Citizens lst National Bank and First City National Bank Boards. He also served with his wife as Chairman of the Cattle Barons Gala for the American Cancer Society. Additionally, he was Co-Chairman of the Robert E. Lee High School Cox Communications Athletic Center fund-raising committee.