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Alberto R. Gonzales

Alberto R. Gonzales, political science professor, former United States Attorney General. Bar: Texas.

Background

  • Gonzales, Alberto R. was born on August 4, 1955 in San Antonio, Texas, United States. Son of Pablo and Maria Gonzales.

  • Education

    • Student, United States Air Force Academy, 1977. Bachelor, Rice University, 1979. Juris Doctor, Harvard University, 1982.

    Career

    • Partner Vinson & Elkins, LLP, Houston, 1982-1995. General counsel Governor George W. Bush, 1995-1997. Secretary state State of Texas, 1997—1999.

      Justice Supreme Court of Texas, Austin, Texas, 1999—2000. Assistant to President & general counsel The White House, Washington, 2001—2005. Attorney general United States Department Justice, 2005—2007.

      Visiting professor department political science Texas Technology University Systems, Lubbock, since 2009. Adjunct professor University Houston Law Center. Served in United States Air Force, 1973-1975.

    Major achievements

    • Bar: Texas.

    Politics

    Party affiliation: Republican

    Membership

    Trustee Texas Bar Foundation, 1996-1999. Member Texas Judicial district Board, 1996-1997. Board directors United Way of Texas Gulf Coast, 1993-1994.

    President Leadership Houston, 1993-1994. Chair Commission for District Decentralization of Houston Indiana School District, 1994. Member committee on undergraduate admissions Rice University, 1994.

    Chair Republican National Hispanic Assembly of Houston, 1992-1994. President Houston Hispanic Forum, 1990-1992. Chair advisory committee Texas Real Estate Center, 1989-1990.

    Board directors Big Brothers and Sisters, Houston, 1985-1991, Catholic Charities, Houston, 1989-1993, others. Member Houston Bar Association, Houston Hispanic Bar Association (president, 1990-1991), State Bar Texas (board directors 1991-1994), American Law Institute.

    Connections

    • Married Rebecca Turner. 3 children.
    • father: Pablo Gonzales
    • mother: Maria Gonzales
    • spouse: Rebecca Turner
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    Born August 4, 1955
    (age 61)
    Nationality
    • 1977
      United States Air Force Academy
    • 1979
      Rice University
    • 1982
      Harvard University
    • 1982 - 1995
      Partner, Vinson & Elkins
      Houston, Texas, United States
    • 1995 - 1997
      general counsel, Governor George W. Bush
    • 1997 - 1999
      secretary, state State of Texas
    • 1999
      justice Supreme Court of Texas
      Austin, Texas, United States
    • 2001 - 2005
      assistant, to President & general counsel The White House
      Washington, United States
    • 2005 - 2007
      attorney, general United States Department Justice
    • 2009
      visiting professor, department political science Texas Technology University Systems
      Lubbock, Texas, United States
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