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

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