In Celebration of Hispanic Heritage Month Wong Fleming Recognizes The Honorable Alberto Gonzales
The Honorable Alberto Gonzales was the first Hispanic man to serve as White House general counsel and the 80th United States Attorney General, appointed by President George W. Bush in 2005. He served in the United States Air Force until 1977, then began his legal career at Harvard Law School in 1982. After law school, he worked for the private practice law firm, Vinson & Elkin, eventually becoming a partner.
The Honorable Alberto Gonzales held several judicial appointments, including the Secretary of State of Texas and Justice on the Supreme Court of Texas in 1999, and general counsel for Governor George W. Bush in 1994. He provided pro bono legal services to the Host Committee for the 1992 Republican National Convention in Houston, acted as a board director for the State Bar of Texas from 1991 to 1994, and was board trustee of the Texas Bar Foundation from 1996 to 1999.