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Alberto Gonzales

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Date of Birth: 08/04/1955

Age: 61

Place of Birth: San Antonio

Citizenship: United States

Background

The new Minister of Justice, US Attorney General Alberto Gonzales was appointed, who served as the chief legal counsel before the White House. Not being a public figure in the old Bush administration, he earned a reputation as the author of the controversial memorandum in which he claimed: on terroristovne captured in Iraq extends the Geneva Convention relative to the Treatment of Prisoners of War. However, Bush said that Gonzalez `sharp intellect and sound judgment. " The reason for the resignation of the previous minister - John Ashcroft officially associated with the state of his health.

Born on August 4, 1955 in San Antonio (TX). The family had 8 children. Parents - the descendants of immigrants from Mexico in the first generation. His father was a builder. In 1973 he graduated from school, goes to serve in the Air Force, enters the Military Academy. The 77-year transferred to Rice University in Houston. Two years later, he received his degree in political science. Then he graduated from law school at Harvard, he worked in private firms, taught. At the end of the 90s was a member of the Government of the State of Texas, whose governor at that time was George Bush. Responsible for the work of the State Election Commission, was in charge of international relations.

He married for the second. Rebecca`s wife. In Gonzalez`s three sons.