The following is a timeline pertaining to Alberto Gonzales.

Feb. 3, 2005: Alberto Gonzales was sworn in as the nation's 80th attorney general

January 2001: Alberto Gonzales was commissioned as White House counsel to President George W. Bush

Alberto Gonzales served as a justice of the Supreme Court of Texas

1999: Alberto Gonzales was appointed to the Texas Supreme Court

Dec. 2, 1997, to Jan. 10, 1999: Alberto Gonzales served as Texas' 100th secretary of state

Alberto Gonzales was the general counsel to Gov. Bush for three years

Alberto Gonzales was a partner with the law firm of Vinson & Elkins L.L.P. in Houston

Alberto Gonzales taught law as an adjunct professor at the University of Houston Law Center

Alberto Gonzales was born in San Antonio, Texas, and raised in Houston

Alberto Gonzales is a graduate of Texas public schools, Rice University and Harvard Law School

Alberto Gonzales served in the United States Air Force

Alberto Gonzales attended the United States Air Force Academy

Source: White House Department of Justice http://www.whitehouse.gov/government/gonzales-bio.html