Alabama Attorneys General

Jeff Sessions

photo of portrait of Ala. Attorney General Jeff Sessions


Attorney General: 1995-1997


Jefferson Beauregard III (Jeff) Sessions was born in Hybart, Ala., December 24, 1946. He attended the public schools, graduated from Huntingdon College, Montgomery 1969; graduated from University of Alabama School of Law, Tuscaloosa 1973, and was admitted to the Alabama bar in 1973. He engaged in the practice of law in Russellville 1973-1975 and served in the U.S. Army reserves, attaining the rank of captain 1973-1977. He practiced law in Mobile 1977-1981.


He was appointed U.S. Attorney, Southern District of Alabama, by Ronald Reagan in 1981, serving under Presidents Reagan and George H. W. Bush, resigning in 1993.


Sessions was elected Attorney General of Alabama in November 1994. In 1996, He was elected as a Republican to the United States Senate in 1996, reelected in 2002, and again in 2008 for the term ending January 3, 2015.


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