• Jefferson Beauregard Sessions III is an American politician and lawyer who served as the 84th Attorney General of the United States.
• He was born in Selma, Alabama, and studied at Wilcox County High School and Huntingdon College.
• He was nominated by President Reagan to serve as US Attorney for the Southern District of Alabama, and later served as the Attorney General of Alabama from 1995 to 1997.
• He was elected to the US Senate in 1996, and supported Donald Trump's 2016 presidential campaign.
• Jeff is married with three children and six grandchildren, and is active on social media.
Known for movies
|Spouse||Mary Blackshear Sessions|
|Fact||U.S. Senate Budget Committee ranking member.|
- 1 Who is Attorney General Jeff Sessions?
- 2 Family and background
- 3 Career
- 4 Attorney General of the United States
- 5 Private Life and Social Media
- 6 General Info
- 7 Family
- 8 Social profile links
- 9 Facts
- 10 Movies
Who is Attorney General Jeff Sessions?
Jefferson Beauregard Sessions III was born on 24 December 1946, in Selma, Alabama USA, and is a politician and lawyer, who is now best known for serving as the 84th Attorney General of the United States since 2017. Besides that, he was a senator for Alabama over the course of two decades from 1997, as a member of the Republican Party.
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Family and background
Jeff was born to Jefferson Beauregard Sessions Jr. and Abbie Powe, and was named after his father, who was named after his grandfather, who had served as the president of Confederate States of America during the civil war of the mid-19th century. He was a student of Wilcox County High School, located near Camden and went on to attend Huntingdon College, Montgomery, and graduated with a Bachelor’s degree in 1969. Additionally, he was an active member of the young Republicans, and served as student body president. He then attended the University of Alabama School of Law, graduating with a JD degree in 1973.
Jeff began working as an assistant us attorney in 1975, then in 1981 President Reagan nominated him for the position of the US attorney for the Southern District of Alabama, a position he held for the next 12 years until under Bill Clinton’s presidency, he resigned. His office filed civil rights charges for the killing of Michael Donald in 1981 by two members of the Ku Klux Klan, and although Jeff did not prosecute the case, both of the murderers were convicted. In 1985, he prosecuted three African-American men for voter fraud which led to charges of selective prosecution of black voters. In the following year, the President Reagan nominated Jeff to serve on the position of the US District Court for the Southern District of Alabama, supported by Republican Alabama Senator Jeremiah Denton. However, this proposal fell through.
Attorney General of Alabama 1995-1997
In 1994, he was selected to serve in the position of the Attorney General of Alabama, replacing the democrat Jimmy Evans, having earned 57% of the vote. Despite that, he was harshly criticized and called “throw-back to a shameful era” and “a disgrace”. Sessions subsequently handled the issue of school funding, but his work was found unconstitutional because of the differences between rich and white, and mostly black poor schools.
Campaign Donors and 2016 Presidential Election
As the Center for Responsive Politics stated, throughout the period from 1995 to 2016, Jeff’s most prominent donors came from real estate, health, retired and legal fields. Sessions openly supported Donald Trump throughout the latter’s presidential campaign, and actually had a chance to become Trump’s running mate, however, that position ultimately went to Mike Pence. Besides that, he was widely perceived as a potential cabinet secretary in Trump’s Administration.
Attorney General of the United States
In late 2016, Donald Trump announced that he would nominate Jeff to serve on the position of the Attorney General of the United States. He was introduced by Susan Collins who described him as a decent individual with a strong commitment to the rule of law, adding that the attacks on him were unfair. In early February 2017, Jeff was confirmed as Attorney General with a vote of 52 to 47, but later that month, he was made fun of on “Saturday Night Live”, in which Kate McKinnon portrayed him.
— Jeff Sessions (@jeffsessions) October 28, 2014
Private Life and Social Media
Sessions has been married to Mary Blackshear since 1969, and the couple has three children and six grandchildren. Speaking about family’s religious beliefs, they are United Methodists and Jeff serves as a Sunday school teacher at the Ashland Place United Methodist Church, located in Mobile. Jeff is active on social media such as Twitter and Instagram, and is followed by 16,500 people on the former and 5,300 on the latter.
|Full Name||Jefferson Sessions|
|Education||University of Alabama School of Law, Huntingdon College|
|Spouse||Mary Blackshear Sessions|
|Children||Mary Abigail Sessions, Ruth Sessions Walk, Sam Sessions|
|Parents||Jefferson Beauregard Sessions, Jr., Abbie Powe Sessions|
|1||Appointed Attorney General by President elect Donald Trump [November 2016].|
|2||Member, U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee, U.S. Senate Armed Services Committee.|
|3||U.S. Senate Budget Committee ranking member.|
|4||U.S. Senator (R-Alabama) (1997-present).|
|20/20||2017||TV Series documentary||Himself|
|Sunday Morning Futures with Maria Bartiromo||2016||TV Series||Himself|
|Fox and Friends||2016||TV Series||Himself - Alabama Senior / Himself / Himself - Senate Judiciary Committee|
|Lou Dobbs Tonight||2006-2016||TV Series||Himself / Himself - House Judiciary Committee|
|Special Report with Bret Baier||2016||TV Series||Himself - Alabama Senator|
|The Lead with Jake Tapper||2016||TV Series||Himself|
|Face the Nation||2005-2016||TV Series||Himself|
|This Week||2016||TV Series||Himself|
|Fox News Sunday||2016||TV Series||Himself / Himself - House Armed Services Committee|
|Erin Burnett OutFront||2012||TV Series||Himself|
|On the Record w/ Brit Hume||2012||TV Series||Himself|
|Happening Now||2012||TV Series||Himself|
|Piers Morgan Tonight||2011||TV Series||Himself|
|Meet the Press||2011||TV Series||Himself - Senator, Alabama|
|Good Morning America||2009-2010||TV Series||Himself|
|America's Newsroom||2009||TV Series||Himself|
|Crashing the Party||2009||Documentary||Himself (as Sen. Jeff Sessions)|
|Charlie Rose||2007||TV Series||Himself - Guest|
|Hannity & Colmes||2005||TV Series||Himself|
|The Big Story||2005||TV Series||Himself|
|The O'Reilly Factor||2005||TV Series||Himself|
|Democracy Now!||2017||TV Series||Himself|
|Media Buzz||2017||TV Series||Himself|
|The Drunken Peasants||2016-2017||TV Series||Himself|
|Before the Flood||2016||Documentary||Himself|
|The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon||2016||TV Series||Himself - Convention Speech|
|Rogues in Robes||2016||Documentary||Himself - Senate Judiciary Committee|
|60 Minutes||2012||TV Series documentary||Himself - Senator, Alabama (segment "The Broken Senate")|
Source: IMDb, Wikipedia