About Jeff

Meet Jeff Sessions

A son of Alabama, Jeff Sessions has dedicated his life to serving his state and country.

As an Eagle Scout, a Captain in the U.S. Army Reserve, a federal prosecutor, Alabama’s Attorney General, a U.S. Senator, and Attorney General of the United States, Jeff Sessions has spent his life defending and upholding Alabama’s conservative values.

Like generations of his family before him, Jeff was raised on the soil of Alabama.

Born to parents who grew up during the Great Depression, Jeff was raised in Hybart, in Monroe County, where his father ran the country store.

Jeff’s parents, teachers, and pastors instilled in him certain core values – honesty, frugality, hard work, respect for the rule of law, and belief in God – that have defined Jeff for his entire life.

In high school, Jeff became an Eagle Scout, and later was honored with the Distinguished Eagle Scout Award.

After finishing high school in Camden, Jeff went to Huntingdon College in Montgomery, graduating with a Bachelor of Arts degree in 1969. Jeff started Huntingdon College’s first Young Republican Club, and it was at Huntingdon that Jeff met Mary Blackshear of Gadsden, who he would marry shortly after graduation.

He attended the University of Alabama Law School, where he received his Juris Doctorate degree in 1973.

From 1973 to 1986, Jeff served in the United States Army Reserve, ultimately attaining the rank of Captain. He still considers that period to be one of the most rewarding chapters of his life.

Jeff’s interest in the law led to a distinguished legal career, first as a practicing attorney in Russellville, and then later in Mobile as a federal prosecutor. Following a two-year stint as Assistant United States Attorney for the Southern District of Alabama, he was nominated by President Reagan in 1981 to serve as the United States Attorney for the Southern District of Alabama, a position he held for 12 years.

1994 – present

Jeff was elected Alabama Attorney General in 1994, serving as the State’s chief law enforcement officer until 1996, when he was elected to the United States Senate.

He served as a United States Senator for Alabama from 1997 to 2017, and 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.

Out of one hundred U.S. Senators, Jeff was the first Senator to endorse Donald J. Trump’s candidacy for President of the United States.

On November 18, 2016, President-elect Trump announced his intention to nominate Sessions to serve as United States Attorney General, and on February 9, 2017, Sessions was sworn in as the 84th Attorney General of the United States by Vice President Mike Pence.

As Attorney General, Jeff Sessions aggressively went after sanctuary cities, cracked down on illegal immigration, protected religious freedom, and gave vigorous support to America’s law enforcement officers.

Jeff and his wife, Mary, reside in Mobile, and they have three children: Mary Abigail Reinhardt, Ruth Walk, and Sam. Jeff and Mary are the very proud grandparents of seven granddaughters and three grandsons.