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Fast Facts: Gale Norton

Facts about Gale Norton, who resigns as Interior Department secretary:

AGE-BIRTHDATE

— 52 on Saturday; March 11, 1954

EDUCATION

— Bachelor's degree, University of Denver, 1975; law degree, University of Denver, 1978

EXPERIENCE

— Secretary of the interior, 2001-2006

— Senior attorney, Brownstein, Hyatt & Farber, P.C., 1999-2000

— Attorney general in Colorado, 1990-99

— Associate solicitor at the Interior Department, 1985-90

— Assistant to the deputy secretary of agriculture, 1984-1985

— Attorney, Mountain States Legal Foundation, 1979-1983

FAMILY

— Husband, John G. Hughes.