Former U.S. Attorney General Gonzales is April 12 Follin speaker at Webb
Posted March 17, 2017
The Webb School 2016-2017 Follin Speaker Series will welcome Alberto Gonzales, 80th Attorney General of the United States, on April 12 at 2:20 p.m. in the Follin Chapel. The event is free and open to the public.
Alberto R. Gonzales served as the 80th Attorney General of the United States from 2005-2007. President George W. Bush appointed Judge Gonzales to lead the Department of Justice, stating that “Al has been a model of courage and character to his fellow citizens. I’ve witnessed his integrity, his decency, his deep dedication to the cause of justice. Now he will advance that cause as the Attorney General and ensure that more Americans have the opportunity to achieve their dreams.”
Before entering public service, Judge Gonzales practiced business law for 13 years at the Houston law firm of Vinson & Elkins. In 1995, he resigned his law partnership to serve as General Counsel to the Governor of Texas. After three years, the Governor appointed Judge Gonzales as Texas Secretary of State. He was appointed to the Texas Supreme Court in 1999 and elected by the citizens of Texas to serve a full six-year term in the November 2000 general election. He served in the White House as Counsel to the President from 2001-2005.
Judge Gonzales is an Air Force veteran, and attended the U.S. Air Force Academy. He is a graduate of Rice University and Harvard Law School. Presently he is Dean and Doyle Rogers Distinguished Professor of Law at Belmont University College of Law.
The Follin Speaker Series is an endowed program at The Webb School. For more information, call 931-389-5703.