Sessions to visit Atmore June 30

Published 8:40 am Monday, June 23, 2008

By By Adam Prestridge
U.S. Sen. Jeff Sessions (R-Alabama) will make the trip from Washington D.C. to Atmore on June 30 to discuss numerous issues facing the state and nation as part of a three-day swing through the state.
Sen. Sessions’ visit will be held at the Day Gallery on Main located at 120 South Main Street. The Atmore Area Chamber of Commerce will be working in conjunction with the Day Gallery on Main to host the “Meet &Greet,” which will begin at 9:30 a.m. and conclude at 10:30 a.m.
Sen. Sessions was born in Hybart in 1946. He attended public school and graduated from Huntingdon College in Montgomery in 1969. He later graduated from the University of Alabama School of Law in Tuscaloosa in 1973 and was admitted to the Alabama Bar in 1973. He began practicing law as a partner with Stockman, Bledsole &Sessions in Russellville where he worked from 1973 until 1975. He went on to practice law in Mobile from 1977 until 1981.
Sen. Sessions served as the United States Attorney for the Southern District of Alabama from 1981 until 1993. He then became Alabama Attorney General where he served until 1996 when he was elected as a Republican to the United States Senate. In 2002, he was reelected for the term ending Jan. 3, 2009.
As a member of the United States Army reserves, Sen. Sessions obtained the rank of captain. He served his country from 1973 through 1986. He also obtained his Eagle Scout in 1964.
Throughout his political career, Sen. Sessions has chaired and served on many boards. He has served as chair and vice chairman for the United States Attorneys General Advisory Committee in 1989 serving on the board from 1987-89, was on the United States Attorneys Committee on Legislation and Rules from 1983-85, serves as Chair for the Republican Steering Committee and the United States-Mexico Interparlimentary Group, is on the Senate Caucus for International Narcotics Control and serves on the Controlled Substances Subcommittee.
Sen. Sessions has also been active in many organizations. He is the Administrative Board Chair for Ashland Place United, on the Board of Trustees for the Mobile Bay Area Partnership for Youth where he has served since 1981, was vice president of the Mobile Lions Club in 1993-94, served on the Advisory Committee for the Mobile Crimestoppers Program from 1983-1986, was president of the Huntingdon College National Alumni Association from 1981-83, a member of the American Bar Association, delegate for the Alabama Methodist Conference and Lay Leader and Sunday school teacher at Ashland Place United Methodist Church.
Sen. Sessions is married to Mary Blackshear. They have three children, Mary, Ruth and Sam.
Refreshments will be served. Additional parking is available behind Day Gallery.

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