Wednesday, November 10, 2004


Brief Bio, New AG:AG

Justice Alberto Gonzales was commissioned as Counsel to the President this past January. Prior to his service in the White House, Justice Gonzales sat on the Supreme Court of Texas. Before his appointment to the Supreme Court, Justice Gonzales served as the 100th Secretary of the State of Texas. Prior to his appointment as Secretary of State, Justice Gonzales served as General Counsel to then Governor Bush for three years, and prior to that he was a partner with the law firm of Vinson & Elkins in Houston, Texas.
Justice Gonzales was born in San Antonio, Texas and raised in Houston. He is a graduate of Rice University and Harvard Law School. Justice Gonzales is an Air Force veteran, and he attended the United States Air Force Academy.
Among his many professional and civic activities, Justice Gonzales served as a board director for the State Bar of Texas. Justice Gonzales also served as President of the Houston Hispanic Bar Association and President of Leadership Houston. He was chosen one of the Five Outstanding Young Texans by the Texas Jaycees in 1994 and outstanding Young Lawyer of Texas by the Texas Young Lawyers Association in 1992.

(This was cut and pasted from a hispanic organization's website who had AG in for a speech at a luncheon. Apologies for the lack of appropriate citing of source.)

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