SESSIONS, Jefferson Beauregard, III (Jeff), (1946 - )

Senate Years of Service: 1997-2017
Party: Republican


Courtesy U.S. Senate Historical Office

SESSIONS, Jefferson Beauregard, III (Jeff), a Senator from Alabama; born in Hybart, Ala., December 24, 1946; attended the public schools; graduated from Huntingdon College, Montgomery 1969; graduated from University of Alabama School of Law, Tuscaloosa 1973; admitted to the Alabama bar in 1973, and engaged in the practice of law in Russellville 1973-1975; served in the U.S. Army reserves 1975-1985, attaining the rank of captain; practiced law in Mobile 1977-1981; United States Attorney for the Southern District of Alabama 1981-1993; Alabama Attorney General 1994-1996; elected as a Republican to the United States Senate in 1996; reelected in 2002, 2008, and again in 2014, and served from January 3, 1997, until his resignation on February 8, 2017, to accept a Cabinet position; Attorney General in the Cabinet of President Donald Trump, 2017-.