Alberto Gonzales Fast Facts

(CNN)Here is a look at the life of Alberto R. Gonzales, the first Latino U.S. attorney general.

Birth date:
August 4, 1955
Birth place: San Antonio, Texas
Birth name: Alberto R. Gonzales
    Father: Pablo Gonzales, migrant worker and construction worker
    Mother: Maria (Rodriguez) Gonzales
    Marriages: Rebecca (Turner) Gonzales (August 31, 1991-present); Diane Clemens (1979-1985, divorced)
    Children: with Rebecca (Turner) Gonzales: Gabriel, Graham, Jared
    Education: Attended the U.S. Air Force Academy, 1975-1977; Rice University, B.A., 1979; Harvard Law School, J.D., 1982
    Military service: U.S. Air Force, 1973-1975
    Other Facts:
    He is the second of eight children.
    On the Texas State Supreme Court, was considered a moderate. He voted that teenage girls did not have to get parental permission to get an abortion.
    1982-1995 -
    After graduating from law school, joins the firm of Vinson & Elkins.
    1990-1991 - President of the Houston Hispanic Bar Association.
    1991-1994 - Board director for the Texas State Bar Association.
    1996-1999 - Board trustee of the Texas Bar Foundation.
    December 2, 1997-January 10, 1999 - Texas' 100th Secretary of State.
    1999 - Is named Latino Lawyer of the Year by the Hispanic National Bar Association and is elected to the American Law Institute.
    1999-2001 - Serves on the Texas Supreme Court.
    January 2001-February 2005 - Serves as White House Counsel under President George W. Bush.
    2003 - Is inducted into the Hispanic Scholarship Fund Alumni Hall of Fame.
    February 3, 2005 - Is confirmed by the U.S. Senate, 60-36.
    February 3, 2005-September 14, 2007 - The 80th Attorney General of the United States.
    February 6, 2006 - Testifies before the Senate Judiciary Committee, and defends the Bush administration's warrantless wiretapping program.
    March 13, 2007 - Accepts responsibility for the Justice Department's firings of at least eight senior federal prosecutors but rejects calls for his resignation.
    April 19, 2007 - Testifies before the Senate Judiciary Committee about the firing of at least eight U.S. attorneys in 2006.
    July 24, 2007 - Testifies before the Senate Judiciary Committee. He disputes earlier testimony from James Comey, the former deputy attorney general, over a late-night visit in 2004 to then-Attorney General John Ashcroft's hospital room. Ashcroft was recovering from emergency gall-bladder surgery. Comey accuses Gonzales of pressuring a recuperating Ashcroft to get approval for the National Security Agency's domestic surveillance program.
    August 27, 2007 - Announces that he is resigning his post as attorney general.
    September 14, 2007 - Last day in office.
    August 1, 2009 - Begins working as a visiting professor at Texas Tech University. He will teach in the Department of Political Science. Gonzales will also help the university develop a leadership development program for minority students.
    July 21, 2010 - It is announced that Gonzales will not face criminal charges for making inaccurate and misleading statements in regards to the firing of nine U.S. attorneys.
    January 2, 2012 - Begins teaching full time at Belmont University's College of Law in Nashville. Assumes position as the Doyle Rogers Distinguished Chair of Law.
    April 2, 2014 - Appointed dean for the College of Law at Belmont University in Nashville, effective June 1.