Last updated on August 14th, 2023 at 12:59 pm
Facts About Jeff Sessions
|76 Years Old
|Jefferson Beauregard Sessions III
|Place Of Birth
|Jefferson Beauregard Sessions Jr.
|Mary Blackshear Sessions
One of the lawyer and American politician is Jefferson Beauregard Sessions III who is famous as Jeff Sessions. He served as 84th and current Attorney General of the United States since2017. He served as U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of Alabama.
Jeff’s Early Life
Jeff Sessions real name is Jefferson Beauregard Sessions III. He was born on 24 December 1946 at Selma, Alabama. His parent's names are Jefferson Beauregard Sessions Jr. and Abbie Powe. He was the third person to be named as Jefferson so was named Jefferson III. He father owned the general store in Hybart, Alabama. He became an Eagle Scout and also earned the Distinguished Eagle Scout Award for his many years of service. He attended Wilcox County High School. He studied at Huntingdon College graduating with B.A. degree. He attended University of Alabama School of Law and graduated with a J.D. degree. He also served in Army Reserve in the 1970s with the rank of captain.
Jeff’s Body Features
Jeff’s height is 1.63 m and weight is 65 kg. his eye color is hazel and hair color is Grey. He has the balanced and healthy body.
- In 1975, he was an Assistant U.S. Attorney in the Office of the U.S. Attorney for Southern District of Alabama.
- In 1985, he prosecuted three African American community organizers in the Black Belt of Alabama.
- In 1986, he was nominated by Reagan to be the judge of U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Alabama. But his nomination was opposed by NAACP, the Leadership Conference on Civil Rights and People for the American Way.
- In November 1994, he was elected as Attorney General of Alabama.
- In 1996, he won the Republican primary for U.S. Senate and defeated Democrat Roger Bedford in November General election.
- In 2002, he won reelection by defeating Democratic State Auditor Susan Parker.
- He served in Environment and Public Works Committee.
- He was on the short list to become Trump’s running mate and later he was considered for the position of running mate.
- He played a large role in appointments and policy preparation to space NASA.
- On 18 November 2016, President Trump nominated him to be Attorney General of United States and later on 8 February 2017 he was confirmed as Attorney General.
- On 1 March 2017, he came under scrutiny after reports surfaced that he had contact with Russian government officials during the 2016 U.S. presidential election.
- On 10 April 2017, he disbanded the National Commission on Forensic Science.
- On 24 April 2017, he traveled to ethics layer conference to assure the department would continue under Foreign Corrupt Practices Act.
- On 9 May 2017, he delivered a memo to the President recommending Trump fire FBI Director James Comey, in which he attached a memo by Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein which called the Director's behavior indefensible. Then Trump fired Comey that day.
- On 12 May 2017, he ordered federal prosecutors to begin seeking the greatest criminal charges.
- On 13 June 2017, he testified before the Senate Intelligence Committee after canceling testimonies before the House and Senate Committees on Appropriations.
- On 4 October 2017, he released a Department of Justice memo interpreting Title VII of the 1964 Civil Rights Act, which prohibits discrimination based on sex.
- On 21 December 2017, he rescinded 200 pages of the guidance document.
- In 2018, he shuttered the Justice Department's Office for Access to Justice, which had focused on legal aid.
- On 6 March 2018, he sued the state of California in the federal district court
- On 16 March 2018, he fired McCabe who was the Deputy Director hours before when he would have been qualified for a government pension.
- On 20 March 2018, he signed a memo instructing federal prosecutors to seek capital punishment on major drug dealers.
- On 23 August 2018, he pushes back against President Trump, saying in a statement that the Department of Justice will not be "improperly influenced by political considerations." And on 24 August 2018, President Trump resumed the attack during a White House meeting.
Jeff’s Personal Life
Jeff Session is a married man. His wife name is Mary Blackshear Sessions. The couple has three children named Mary Abigail Reinhardt, Ruth Sessions Walk and Sam Sessions. They have nearly dozens of grandchildren named as Jane Ritchie, Alexa, Gracie, Sophia, Hannah, Joanna, Phoebe, Jim Beau, Lewis, and Nicholas.
Jeff’s net worth is estimated to be $7.5 Million.
Trivias About Jeff Sessions You Need To Know.
- He was nominated in 1986 to be a judge of the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Alabama but was not confirmed.
- He was considered one of the most conservative members of the U.S. Senate during his time in Congress.
- He was an early supporter of Donald Trump's 2016 presidential campaign and was nominated by Trump for the post of U.S.
- He has brought prominence to prosecutions of the MS-13 gang.
- He cosponsored the bill to award Rosa Parks the Congressional Gold Medal.