Last updated on: 2/5/2009 | Author: ProCon.org

Alberto Gonzales, JD Biography

Title:
Former US Attorney General
Position:
None Found to the question "Is the ACLU Good for America?"
Reasoning:

No position found as of Aug. 2006

Theoretical Expertise Ranking:
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Individuals with PhDs and JDs or equivalent advanced degrees in fields relevant to the ACLU. Also top-level government officials (such as foreign leaders, US presidents, Founding Fathers, Supreme Court Justices, members of legislative bodies, cabinet members, military leaders, etc.) with positions relevant to the ACLU.
Involvement and Affiliations:
  • Member, American Law Institute, 1999-present
  • United States Attorney General, United States Department of Justice, 2005-2007
  • Inducted, Hispanic Scholarship Fund Alumni Hall of Fame
  • Counsel to President George W. Bush, 2001-2005
  • Distinguished Alumnus of Rice University, Association of Rice Alumni and honored by the Harvard Law School Association with the Harvard Law School Association Award, 2002
  • Justice, Texas Supreme Court, 1999-2001
  • Texas Secretary of State, 1997-1999
  • Board of Trustees, Texas Bar Foundation, 1996-1999
  • Recipient, Latino Lawyer of the Year, Hispanic National Bar Association, 1999
  • General Counsel, Governor George W. Bush, Texas, 1995-1997
  • Partner, Vinson & Elkins, LLP and Adjunct Professor, University of Houston Law Center, 1982-1995
  • Chair, Commission for District Decentralization, Houston Independent School District, 1994
  • Board of Directors, United Way of the Texas Gulf Coast, 1993-1994
  • Recipient, Outstanding Young Lawyer of Texas, Texas Young Lawyers Association, 1992
  • Special Legal Counsel, Houston Host Committee, Summit of Industrialized Nations
  • United States Air Force, 1975-1977
Education:
  • JD, Harvard Law School, 1982
  • BA, Political Science, Rice University, 1979
  • United States Air Force Academy, 1975-1977
Other:
  • Resigned as Attorney General August 27, 2007