William S. Sessions

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William S. Sessions
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4th Director of the Federal Bureau of Investigation
In office
November 2, 1987 – July 19, 1993
PresidentRonald Reagan
George H. W. Bush
Bill Clinton
DeputyFloyd I. Clarke
Preceded byWilliam H. Webster
Succeeded byLouis Freeh
Chief Judge of the United States District Court for the Western District of Texas
In office
1980–1987
Preceded byJack Roberts
Succeeded byLucius Desha Bunton III
Judge of the United States District Court for the Western District of Texas
In office
December 20, 1974 – November 1, 1987
Appointed byGerald Ford
Preceded byErnest Allen Guinn
Succeeded byEmilio M. Garza
United States Attorney for the Western District of Texas
In office
1971–1974
Appointed byRichard Nixon
Preceded bySegal Wheatley
Succeeded byHugh Shovlin
Personal details
Born
William Steele Sessions

(1930-05-27) May 27, 1930 (age 89)
Fort Smith, Arkansas, U.S.
Political partyRepublican
ChildrenPete Sessions
EducationBaylor University (BA, LLB)

William Steele Sessions (born May 27, 1930) is an American civil servant.[1] He served as a federal judge and Director of the Federal Bureau of Investigation from 1987 through 1993 after being nominated by President Ronald Reagan. He served as FBI director until he was fired by President Bill Clinton.

Sessions was appointed by President Reagan as a Commissioner of the Martin Luther King, Jr., Federal Holiday Commission, and was a Delegate for the Americas to the Executive Committee of ICPO-Interpol. He is also a member of the Constitution Project's bipartisan Liberty and Security Committee.[2]

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  1. "Sessions", freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.ancestry.com.
  2. "Constitution Project: Liberty and Security Initiative". Constitutionproject.org. Archived from the original on June 26, 2008. Retrieved September 7, 2008.

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