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Supreme Court nominee Sotomayor Confirmation Hearing in Washington
Sen. Jeff Sessions (R-AL) questions Supreme Court nominee Sonia Sotomayor during the second day of her Senate Judiciary confirmation hearing on Capitol Hill in Washington on July 14, 2009. (UPI Photo/Kevin Dietsch)
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University of Alabama (J.D.)

Jefferson Beauregard "Jeff" Sessions III (born December 24, 1946) is the junior United States Senator from Alabama. First elected in 1996, Sessions is a member of the Republican Party. He serves as the ranking minority member on the Senate Budget Committee.

Jefferson Beauregard Sessions III was born in Selma, Alabama, the son of Abbie (née Powe) and Jefferson Beauregard Sessions, Jr. His father owned a general store and then a farm equipment dealership. Sessions grew up in the small town of Hybart. In 1964 he became an Eagle Scout. In his adult life, he became a recipient of the Distinguished Eagle Scout Award from the Boy Scouts of America.

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