Miers, Harriet

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Name
Miers, Harriet Gender: F
Harriet Ellan Miers
born on 10 August 1945
Place Dallas, Texas, 32n47, 96w48
Timezone CWT h5w (is war time)
Data source
Date w/o time
Rodden Rating X
Collector: Taglilatelo
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Harriet Miers

Biography

American lawyer, nominated to the US Supreme Court on October 3, 2005 by President George W. Bush. President George W. Bush placed Miers name in nomination to the Supreme Court to fill the position of Sandra Day O'Connor who had announced that she intended to retire as soon as her seat could be filled.

A long-time trial lawyer in Texas from 1972-1998 at the firm of Locke Liddell & Sapp, LLP (and it predecessors), she became managing partner in 1998 and stayed with the firm through 2000. She was the first woman to serve as president of the State Bar of Texas (1992) and Dallas Bar Association (1985). She also held a seat on the Dallas City Council. From 1995 to 2000 she chaired the Board of the Texas Lottery Commission.

In 2001 she moved to Washington, DC and on January 20 of that year, she became Assistant to the President and Staff Secretary. She subsequently moved up in the Bush Administration, becoming Assistant to the President and Deputy Chief of Staff and ultimately became Counsel to the President.

After earning her bachelor's degree in mathematics in 1967 and J.D. in 1970 from Southern Methodist University, Miers clerked clerked for U.S. District Judge Joe E. Estes for two years, from 1970 to 1972.

Described by her colleagues as "gracious, unfailingly kind, a very thoughtful person, the born-again Christian has never married and has no children.

Miers' nomination to the Supreme Court bench was severely criticized by arch-conservative Republicans and liberal Democrats alike. Many questioned her lack of experience as a judge and her lack of depth in interpretation of constitutional law. With mounting pressure from Congress, and before official hearings began, Miers withdrew her name from consideration on October 27, 2005.

Link to Wikipedia biography

Events

  • Work : New Career 1972 (Law career)
  • Work : Gain social status 1985 (Firs womanhead of Dallas Bar Association)
  • Work : Gain social status 1992 (First woman President of Texas State Bar)
  • Work : Great Achievement 1998 (Managing partner at law firm)
  • Work : Begin Major Project 20 January 2001 (Assistant to the President)
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  • Work : Gain social status 3 October 2005 (Nominated to the Supreme Court)
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  • Work : Lose social status 27 October 2005 (Withdrew her name from Supreme Court consideration)
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Source Notes

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Categories

  • Traits : Body : Aerobic exercise (Jogs)
  • Traits : Personality : Hard worker
  • Family : Relationship : Married late/never (Never)
  • Family : Parenting : Kids none
  • Vocation : Law : Attorney