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Served as general counsel when Bush was Texas Governor

Alberto Gonzales (born August 4, 1955), is the 80th and current Attorney General of the United States. Gonzales was appointed to the post in February 2005 by President George W. Bush. While Bush was Governor of Texas, Gonzales had served as his general counsel (1994-1997). Subsequently he served as Secretary of State of Texas (1997-1999) and then on the Texas Supreme Court (1999-2000). From 2001 to 2005, Gonzales served in the Bush Administration as White House Counsel.
Source: Wikipedia, Alberto Gonzales article , Jul 31, 2007

Wants to build upon Ashcroft’s record

Pres. Bush nominated his White House legal counsel, Alberto Gonzales, to be the next US attorney general, replacing John Ashcroft. “His sharp intellect and sound judgment have helped shape our policies in the war on terror,” Bush said. The day was one of “conflicting emotions” Gonzales said.“ I will work hard to build upon Ashcroft’s record”.Gonzales, a former Texas Supreme Court justice appointed by then-Gov. Bush, and one time Texas secretary of state, was named White House counsel in Jan. 2001.
Source: CNN.com , Nov 10, 2004

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