2006 Distinguished Alumni - Ted Cruz '88

After graduating from Second Baptist School, Ted Cruz attended Princeton University and then went on to graduate magna cum laude from Harvard Law School. In 1996, he served as Law Clerk to Chief Justice William Rehnquist of the Supreme Court of the United States. Ted served as the Solicitor General of the state of Texas, a position he held from 2003-2008. He was the youngest Solicitor General of the United States, the longest serving Solicitor General in Texas and first Hispanic Solicitor General in Texas. In January 2011, he filed to run for U.S. Senate.
In addition, he was an Adjunct Professor of Law at the University of Texas at Austin from 2004-2009. He has previously served in various capacities at the Federal Trade Commission, the Department of Justice, and as a policy advisor to the President of the United States. Ted currently serves as a Partner at Morgan, Lewis & Bockius, LLP in Houston where he leads the firm's U.S. Supreme Court and national Appellate Litigation practice.  
We are proud of Ted's calling to public service and to his commitment to our state and to our great country.