October 6, 2005
Three Women Named Harriet Miers
Joyce Saenz Harris wrote a profile piece for the Dallas Morning News, (first appeared in the July 28, 1991 edition; made available online Oct. 5, 2005; free registration required) titled, "Harriet Miers: Reflections on a Lawyer-Politician." Here is the intro:
Depending on who is talking, there seem to be three women named Harriet Miers in Dallas.
One is the hard-nosed career lawyer, a partner in the Dallas firm of Locke Purnell Rain Harrell, who has just become the first woman president-elect of the State Bar of Texas. This Harriet Miers is a commercial litigator with a reputation for being tough, smart and shrewd. She is a tireless champion of the law, one who yearns to set society's wrongs aright.
Another Harriet Miers is finishing her two-year term as an at-large member of the Dallas City Council. To her colleagues, she often comes across as dour, cold, uncompromising and uncommunicative -- a maverick and a cipher.
And then there is the Harriet Miers her friends and family know, the one who seldom reveals herself to fellow council members. This one is warm, sensitive, humorous, loyal, the favorite aunt of everyone's children. She is a model of self-sacrifice, a woman whose moral code will not allow her to act against her conscience.
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