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Jeff Sessions was born in Hybart, Alabama as the son of a country store owner. In 1964 he became an Eagle Scout. After attending school in nearby Camden, Sessions studied at Huntingdon College in Montgomery, Alabama, graduating with a Bachelor of Arts degree in 1969. He received a Juris Doctor degree from the University of Alabama in 1973.
Following a two-year stint as Assistant United States Attorney for the Southern District of Alabama (1975-1977), Sessions was nominated by President Ronald Reagan in 1981 and confirmed by the Senate to serve as the United States Attorney for Alabama's Southern District, a position he held for 12 years. Sessions was elected Alabama Attorney General in 1995, serving until 1997.
Sessions is a conservative Republican, backing Republican stances on foreign affairs, taxes, and social policy. He opposes abortion, and is cautious towards immigration and foreign trade. Sessions has also sought to limit taxes and domestic spending.
Sessions has been active in particular as an advocate for the armed services.
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