Alberto Gonzales

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Alberto R. Gonzales
80th United States Attorney General
In office
February 3, 2005 – September 17, 2007
PresidentGeorge W. Bush
Preceded byJohn Ashcroft
Succeeded byMichael Mukasey
Personal details
Born (1955-08-04) August 4, 1955 (age 68)
San Antonio, Texas
Political partyRepublican
Alma materRice University, Harvard University
Military service
Branch/serviceUnited States Air Force
Years of service1973-1975

Alberto Gonzales (born August 4, 1955) is an American jurist who is the 80th Attorney General of the United States. Gonzales was appointed to the position in February 2005 by President George W. Bush. While Bush was Governor of Texas, Gonzales was part of his general counsel, and later was the Secretary of State of Texas and then was on the Texas Supreme Court. From 2001 to 2005, Gonzales served in the Bush Administration as White House Counsel.[1] On August 27, 2007, Gonzales announced that he is quitting his position as Attorney General, and that his last day will be September 16, 2007. He did not say why he is leaving.[2] He is the highest-ranking Hispanic ever in the United States federal government.

References[change | change source]

  1. "Alberto Gonzales, Attorney General". The White House. April 5, 2006. Retrieved April 24, 2007.
  2. Meyers, Steven Lee (August 27, 2007). "Embattled Attorney General Resigns". The New York Times. Retrieved August 27, 2007.