The 2014 Hamilton County GOP Lincoln Day Dinner will be held on Friday, March 7, at the Chattanoogan Hotel. Judge Alberto Gonzales will be the keynote speaker.
A private reception will begin at 5:30 p.m., general reception at 6 p.m. and dinner at 6:30 p.m.
Tickets are Tier I - $1,800 (includes 10 private reception tickets), Tier II - $1,200 (includes six private reception tickets), Tier III - $800 (includes 2 private reception tickets), individual dinner ticket - $80, private reception ticket - $80 and individual and private reception package - $150.
Alberto R. Gonzales served as the 80th attorney general of the United States from 2005-2007. President George W. Bush appointed Judge Gonzales to lead the Department of Justice, stating that "Al has been a model of courage and character to his fellow citizens. I've witnessed his integrity, his decency, his deep dedication to the cause of justice. Now he will advance that cause as the Attorney General and ensure that more Americans have the opportunity to achieve their dreams."
Before entering public service, Judge 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 Judge Gonzales as Texas Secretary of State. He was appointed to 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.
Judge 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 holds the Doyle Rogers Distinguished Chair of Law at Belmont University and he is Counsel at the Nashville law firm of Waller Lansden Dortch & Davis, LLP.