Here is a look at the life of Harriet Miers, former nominee to the U.S. Supreme Court.
Birth date: August 10, 1945
Birth place: Dallas, Texas
Birth name: Harriet Ellan Miers
Father: Harris Miers, real estate investor
Mother: Sally Miers, homemaker
Education: Southern Methodist University, B.S., 1967; Southern Methodist University, J.D., 1970
Religion: Evangelical Christian
Practices antitrust, general civil litigation, and trade law.
President George W. Bush has called Miers "a pit bull in size 6 shoes."
1970-1972 - Law clerk to U.S. District Judge for the Northern District of Texas, Joe E. Estes.
1972-1978 - Associate at Locke Purnell Rain Harrell (formerly Locke, Purnell, Boren, Laney & Neely PC) - the first woman hired by the firm.
1978-1999 - Is the first female partner at Locke Purnell Rain Harrell.
1985 - Miers is the first woman to become President of the Dallas Bar Association
1989 - Serves as an at-large member on the Dallas City Council.
1992-1993 - Miers is the first woman elected Texas State Bar President.
1994 - Serves as general counsel for the transition team of Governor-elect George W. Bush
1995-2000 - Chairwoman of the Texas Lottery Commission.
1996-1999 - Elected president of Locke Purnell Rain Harrell.
1998 - Named #1 of the Top 50 Most Influential Lawyers by the National Law Journal.
1999 - Co-Managing Partner at Locke, Liddell, & Sapp L.L.P.
2001-2003 - Serves as Assistant and Staff Secretary to President George W. Bush.
February 2005 - President Bush names Miers Counsel to the President.
October 3, 2005 - President Bush names Miers to be Justice Sandra Day O'Connor's replacement on the Supreme Court.
October 27, 2005 - Miers asks President Bush to withdraw her Supreme Court nomination. Pres. Bush "reluctantly" accepts Miers request.
January 2007 - Receives the Department of Justice Edmund J. Randolph Award for her "dedicated service to justice, the President and the United States of America."
January 4, 2007 - Resigns as Counsel to President Bush.
May 2007-present - Litigation and public policy lawyer and partner at Locke and Lord in Washington, DC.
June 13, 2007 - The House Judiciary Committee subpoenas Miers. They order her to appear before the committee on July 12, 2007 to discuss what she knows about the controversial firing of eight U.S. attorneys in 2006.
July 11, 2007 - President Bush orders Miers not to appear before the House Judiciary Committee on July 12, 2007.
July 31, 2008 - Judge John Bates rules that Miers must honor a subpoena issued by Congress.
March 4, 2009 - Agrees to testify before the House Judiciary Committee about the firing of eight U.S. attorneys in 2006.
June 2009 - Testifies before the House Judiciary Committee to the extent Karl Rove played in the firing of U.S. attorney David Iglesias of New Mexico.