Former U.S. Attorney General Alberto Gonzales to Speak at Lubbock Women's Club on April 19

LUBBOCK, TX (NEWS RELEASE) - The Lubbock Women’s Club will welcome The Honorable Alberto R. Gonzales as a featured speaker. Gonzales will speak on Wednesday, April 19, 2017 at 6:30 p.m. at The Lubbock Women’s Club, 2020 Broadway St., Lubbock, Texas. Tickets are available to the public by calling (806) 763-6448. Tickets are $40 each and will include dinner. Reservations must be made by Tuesday, April 18 at noon.

Alberto R. Gonzales served as the 80th Attorney General of the United States from 2005- 2007. Before entering public service, Gonzales practiced business law for 13 years at the Houston law firm of Vinson & Elkins. In 1995, he resigned his law partnership to serve as General Counsel to the Governor of Texas. After three years, the Governor appointed Gonzales as Texas Secretary of State. He was appointed as a Justice on the Texas Supreme
Court in 1999 and elected by the citizens of Texas to serve a full six-year term in the November 2000 general election. He served in the White House as Counsel to the President from 2001- 2005.

Gonzales is an Air Force veteran, and attended the U.S. Air Force Academy. He is a graduate of Rice University and Harvard Law School. Presently he is the Dean and Doyle Rogers Distinguished Professor of Law at Belmont University College of Law, where he teaches courses on the U.S. Constitution, First Amendment and National Security.

Gonzales is the author of True Faith and Allegiance and A Conservative and Compassionate Approach to Immigration Reform. Copies of his book will be available for purchase and book signing. 

Jill Nelson, Chairman of the committee hosting Gonzales said, “We are thrilled to welcome Al and his wife Rebecca back to Lubbock. I remember when Al spoke at our The Ernestine Payne Welborn Endowment Community Speaker Series in 2009. His book is inspirational and shares a personal narrative of our country’s history. I encourage everyone to join us for a wonderful and educational evening at the Lubbock Women’s Club.”

The Women's Club was established in 1945 to promote, maintain, and support the common good and social welfare of the people of the Lubbock Community, and to bring about civil betterment and social improvements.

(News release from the Lubbock Women's Club)

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