Congressman Louie Gohmert will serve as Chapel speaker at Jacksonville College on Wednesday, November 6 at 11:00 a.m. in Buckner Chapel. The Barnwell Anderson Chapter of the Walter Prescott Webb Society is sponsoring the event. Sponsors Brett Eckles and Dr. Patricia Richey invite community members to attend this free event and hear about Gohmert’s experiences in Washington D.C. as he represents the citizens of our district.
Gohmert received his undergraduate degree from Texas A&M University. While there, he acquired a four-year active duty commitment to the Army from an Army scholarship. He served as Brigade Commander of the Corps of Cadets while also serving as class president for both corps and civilian students. He later served his country as a captain in the U.S. Army.
While attending Baylor School of Law, Gohmert served as class president and president of the Moot Court Society. He received numerous awards, including an award for his law review article on torts.
Gohmert was elected to three terms as District Judge for Smith County, Texas; and he was appointed by Texas Governor Rick Perry to complete a term as the Chief Justice of the Twelfth Court of Appeals.
Since 2015, Congressman Gohmert has represented the First Congressional District of Texas in the United States House of Representatives. A member of the House Judiciary Committee, Gohmert serves on both the Subcommittee on the Constitution, Civil Rights and Civil Liberties and the Subcommittee on Crime, Terrorism and Homeland Security. He is also a member of the National Parks, Forests, and Public Lands Subcommittee of the House Committee on Natural Resources, and he is honored to serve as the Ranking Member of the Natural Resources Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations.
The Texas lawmaker is deeply concerned that a growing number of Americans no longer value the moral heritage of the United States that was founded on biblical principles. Since the inception of the United States, these principles served to protect long-cherished freedoms that now seem to be threatened from even the highest levels of government. The Founding Fathers recognized that if our rights come from God, the government should protect those rights. If, however, our rights come from the state, the state can take them away.
Congressman Gohmert and his wife, Kathy, have been married since 1978 and have three daughters. The Gohmerts attend Green Acres Baptist Church in Tyler Texas where Gohmert serves as deacon and Sunday school teacher.