1942 - Born in Wichita, Kansas on 29th of January. He was a prosecutor, federal judge, Administrator of the Drug Enforcement Administration and Commissioner of U.S. Customs and Border Protection.
1966 - Bonner graduated from Georgetown Law School.
1967-1971 - He served in the U.S. Naval Reserve.
1984-1989 - Served as United States Attorney for the Central District of California.
1989-1990 - Judge of the United States District Court for District of California.
1990 - On 11th of May, President Bush nominated him to be Administrator of the DEA.
- He was confirmed by the Senate on 27th of July and sworn in as the DEA's fifth Administrator on 13th of August.
1993-2001 - Partner in the Los Angeles and Washington, D.C. law firm Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher an international law firm.
2001-2003 - Bcame the Commissioner of the United States Customs Service.
2003-2005 - Served as 1st commissioner of US Customs and Border Protection.
2005 - Announced his resignation from Commissioner of the United States Customs Service on 28th of September.
- Retired on 25th of November.
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