Find a Grave, database and images (www.findagrave.com/memorial/54933416/jefferson-beauregard-sessions: accessed ), memorial page for Jefferson Beauregard Sessions Jr. (24 Apr 1913–15 Jun 1989), Find a Grave Memorial ID 54933416, citing Bells Landing Cemetery, Hybart, Monroe County, Alabama, USA ; Maintained by Eric Watson (contributor 46962583) .
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Birth date: December 24, 1946 Birth place:Selma, Alabama Birth name: Jefferson Beauregard Sessions III Father: Jefferson Beauregard Sessions Jr., business owner Mother: Abbie (Powe) Sessions Marriage:Mary Blackshear Sessions (1969-present) Children:Mary Abigail, Ruth and Samuel Education: Huntingdon College, B.A., 1969; University of Alabama, J.D., 1973 Military service: US Army Reserve, 1973-1986, Captain Religion: Methodist
Is an Eagle Scout. Served on the Senate Budget, Judiciary, Armed Services, and Environment and Public Works Committees. Voted against both of President Barack Obama's Supreme Court nominees, Sonia Sotomayor and Elena Kagan. Supported building fencing along the US border, saying in 2006 that "good fences make good neighbors." Was an opponent of the 2013 "Gang of Eight" immigration reform bill.
1973-1975 -Practices law in Alabama. 1975-1977 - Assistant US Attorney for the Southern District of Alabama. 1981-1993 - US Attorney for the Southern District of Alabama. 1986 - President Ronald Reagan nominates Sessions to become a federal judge. The Senate Judiciary Committee opposes the nomination following testimony that Sessions made racist remarks and called the NAACP and ACLU "un-American." 1995-1997- Alabama Attorney General. During this time, an Alabama judge accuses Sessions of prosecutorial misconductrelated to the handling of evidence in a case but ultimately, Sessions is not disciplined for ethics violations. 1996 - Elected to the US Senate. Reelected in 2002, 2008 and 2014. 1997-February 2017- Republican senator representing Alabama. February 2, 2009 - Votes in favor of the confirmation of Eric Holderas attorney general. April 23, 2015 - Votes against the confirmation of Loretta Lynchas attorney general. February 28, 2016 - Becomes the first sitting US senator to endor...
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Birth: Apr 24 1913. Death: June 15 1989. Parents: Jefferson Beauregard Sessions, Ruth Sessions (born Turner) Siblings: Leo Bertran Sessions, Allie Mae Sessions, Harry Crisp Sessions, Forrest Ray Sessions, Clark Howel Sessions, Herndon Turner Sessions. Wife:
- April 24, 1913
- Wilcox County, Alabama, United States
Jefferson Beauregard Sessions III (born December 24, 1946) is an American politician and attorney who served as the 84th United States Attorney General from 2017 to 2018.
Jefferson Beauregard Sessions III (born December 24, 1946) is an American politician and attorney who served as the 84th United States Attorney General from 2017 to 2018. A member of the Republican Party , he previously served as United States Senator from Alabama from 1997 to 2017 before resigning that position to serve in the administration ...
Jul 04, 2021 · Jefferson Beauregard "Jeff" Sessions III (born December 24, 1946) is an American politician and lawyer who served as the 84th Attorney General of the United States from 2017 to 2018. Sessions was a United States Senator from Alabama from 1997 to 2017, serving as a member of the Republican Party.
- Selma, Dallas County, Alabama, United States
- December 24, 1946
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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.
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-19thcentury. 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.
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.
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.
Sessions was born in Selma, Alabama, on December 24, 1946, the son of Jefferson Beauregard Sessions Jr., and the former Abbie Powe. His father owned a general store in Hybart, Alabama, and then a farm equipment dealership. Both of Sessions' parents were of primarily English ancestry, with some Scots-Irish. In 1964, Sessions became an Eagle Scout and earned the Distinguished Eagle Scout Award ...
Jan 10, 2017 · WASHINGTON ― Attorney general nominee Jeff Sessions lamented Tuesday that some people have accused him of being racist, guessing it’s been a theme in his career in part because of where he’s from and because of his formal name: Jefferson Beauregard Sessions III. “You have a Southern name.
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