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Alberto R. Gonzales

attorney general , science professor

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.

Achievements

  • Bar: Texas.

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