Jefferson B. Sessions

Hon. Jefferson B. Sessions, III

Attorney General of the United States

Jeff  Sessions was sworn in as the 84th Attorney General of the United States on February 9, 2017 by Michael R. Pence. President Donald J. Trump announced his intention to nominate Mr. Sessions on November 18, 2016.

Prior to becoming Attorney General, Mr. Sessions served as a United States Senator for Alabama since 1996. As a United States Senator, he focused his energies on maintaining a strong military, upholding the rule of law, limiting the role of government, and providing tax relief to stimulate economic growth and to empower Americans to keep more of their hard-earned money.

Mr. Sessions was born in Selma, Alabama on December 24, 1946, and grew up in Hybart, the son of a country store owner. Growing up in the country, Sessions was instilled with certain core values – honesty, hard work, belief in God and parental respect – that define him today. In 1964, he became an Eagle Scout and thereafter received the Distinguished Eagle Scout Award. After attending school in nearby Camden, Sessions attended Huntingdon College in Montgomery, graduating with a Bachelor of Arts degree in 1969. He received a Juris Doctorate degree from the University of Alabama in 1973. Sessions served in the United States Army Reserve from 1973 to 1986, ultimately attaining the rank of Captain. He still considers that period to be one of the most rewarding chapters of his life.

Sessions’ interest in the law led to a distinguished legal career, first as a practicing attorney in Russellville, Alabama, and then in Mobile. Following a two-year stint as Assistant United States Attorney for the Southern District of Alabama (1975-1977), Sessions was nominated by President Reagan in 1981 and confirmed by the Senate to serve as the United States Attorney for the Southern District of Alabama, a position he held for 12 years. Sessions was elected Alabama Attorney General in 1995, serving as the State’s chief legal officer until 1996, when he entered the United States Senate.

Sessions and his wife, Mary Blackshear Sessions, originally of Gadsden, Alabama, have three children, Mary Abigail Reinhardt, Ruth Sessions Walk, and Sam. They have seven granddaughters, Jane Ritchie, Alexa, Gracie, Sophia, Hannah, Joanna, and Phoebe, and three grandsons, Jim Beau, Lewis, and Nicholas.

2011 National Lawyers Convention

2011 National Lawyers Convention

The Constitution of Small Government?

The Mayflower Hotel
Washington, DC 20036
Speakers:
Hans BaderStewart A. BakerCarlos T. BeaDavid BerenbaumRichard A. BerkLester BrickmanRichard BrookhiserGuido CalabresiSteven G. CalabresiRonald A. CassEdith Brown ClementPaul D. ClementCary CoglianeseDeborah J. DanielsWalter E. DellingerWalter DellingerIChristopher C. DeMuthSteven J. EagleFrank H. EasterbrookJohn C. EastmanJohn D. EcheverriaJennifer Walker ElrodRichard A. EpsteinWilliam N. EskridgeBrian FitzpatrickMartin FlahertyTheodore H. FrankJohn FundTodd F. GazianoFatima Goss GravesC. Boyden GrayThomas B. GriffithSarah V. HartPhilip K. HowardSandra Segal IkutaEdith H. JonesBrett M. KavanaughF. Scott KieffDonald J. KochanAndrew KoppelmanWilliam KristolDouglas LaycockMichael S. LeeLeonard A. LeoAndrew McCarthyMichael W. McConnellJohn O. McGinnisEdwin MeeseIThomas W. MerrillEugene B. MeyerThomas D. MorganAlan B. MorrisonMichael B. MukaseyClark NeilyJide Okechuku NzelibeDiarmuid F. O'ScannlainDavid S. OlsonSpencer A. OvertonAlex J. PollockWilliam H. PryorRandall R. RaderMichael D. RamseyDouglas B. RasmussenJohn N. RaudabaughMartin A. RegaliaNicholas Quinn RosenkranzMarco RubioNathan A. SalesBill SamuelJulian SanchezAntonin ScaliaEugene ScaliaDavid B. SentelleJefferson B. SessionsAnn ShalleckPaul SingerSherwin SiyHeather L. SlavkinJerry E. SmithHernando SotoDonald SpecterLuther StrangeDavid StrasJeffrey S. SuttonDiane S. SykesStuart S. TaylorClarence ThomasDaniel P. TokajiJohn TomasiLaurence H. TribeTimothy M. TymkovichEugene VolokhHans A. von SpakovskyPeter J. WallisonBenjamin WittesDavid YellenWilliam R. YeomansJohn C. YooTodd Zywicki
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2009 National Lawyers Convention

2009 National Lawyers Convention

The Federal Government's Economic Role in our Constitutional System

The Mayflower Hotel
Washington, DC 20036
Speakers:
Samuel A. AlitoJohn A. AllisonMarvin AmmoriPaul S. AtkinsStephen BainbridgeJohn S. BakerRandy E. BarnettCarlos T. BeaDavid BerenbaumWilliam K. BlackStephanie R. BreslowFrançois-Henri BriardJanice Rogers BrownAlan E. BrownsteinGuido CalabresiRonald A. CassLinda ChavezMariano-Florentino CuéllarSusan E. DudleyFrank H. EasterbrookJohn C. EastmanJennifer Walker ElrodRichard A. EpsteinMiguel EstradaMalcolm M. FeeleySteve ForbesDouglas H. GinsburgC. Boyden GrayMaurice R. GreenbergMichael S. GreveThomas M. HardimanOona HathawayThomas W. HazlettLisa HeinzerlingRoderick M. HillsCornish F. HitchcockBrian H. HookEdith H. JonesDaryl JosefferDavid A. KatzBrett M. KavanaughF. Scott KieffPeter KirsanowSteven J. LawDavid G. LeitchMark R. LevinMichael LivermoreIra LupuPaul G. MahoneyJohn F. ManningMichael W. McConnellRobert M. McDowellDavid M. McIntoshKyle E. McSlarrowRobert D. McTeerMichael J. MeurerHarold MeyersonGeoffrey P. MillerAlan B. MorrisonSeton MotleyMichael B. MukaseyAnnette L. NazarethAryeh NeierBurt NeuborneDiarmuid F. O'ScannlainLaura M. OlsonMichael PaeseHarvey L. PittAlex J. PollockLucas A. PoweWilliam H. PryorJeremy A. RabkinA. Raymond RandolphJamin Ben RaskinDaniel B. RavicherAndrew J. RedleafRoberta RomanoJed RubenfeldMark F. SchultzDavid B. SentelleJefferson B. SessionsCatherine M. SharkeyTheodore M. ShawAmity ShlaesDamon A. SilversJerry E. SmithGigi B. SohnIlya SominBret StephensAndrew L. SternJeffrey S. SuttonDiane S. SykesDaniel TroyJ.W. VerretJ.W. VerretSteven M.H WallmanJohn P. WaltersW WendelShirley J. WilcherJ. Harvie WilkinsonJ WilkinsonIStephen F. WilliamsRobert P. YoungDavid ZaringTodd Zywicki
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