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    "Here is a quick chronology of Harriet Miers' career, courtesy of the Coalition for a Fair and Independent Judiciary, to help jump start your research.

    1970--Graduated from Southern Methodist University Law School
    1970-1972--Clerked for U.S. District Court Judge Joe Estes
    1972-2001--Joined Texas law firm, Locke, Purnell
    1985--Elected president of the Dallas Bar Association
    1986-1989--Member of the State Bar board of directors
    1989-1991--Elected and served one term on the Dallas City Council
    1992--Elected president of the Texas State Bar
    1993-1994--Worked as counsel for Bush's gubernatorial campaign
    1995-2000--Appointed chairwoman of Texas Lottery Commission by Gov. George Bush
    1996--Became president of Locke, Purnell, and the first woman to lead a major Texas law firm
    1998--Presided over the merger of Locke, Purnell with another big Texas firm, Liddell, Sapp, Zivley, Hill & LaBoon, and became co-managing partner of the resulting megafirm, Locke Liddell & Sapp
    2000--Represented Bush and Cheney in a lawsuit stemming from their dual residency in Texas while running in the Presidential primary
    2001--Selected as staff secretary for President Bush
    2003--Promoted to Deputy Chief of Staff for Policy
    2004--Selected as White House Counsel"

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