Jeff Sessions Resigns As Attorney General

Attorney General Jeff Sessions resigned Wednesday as the country’s chief law enforcement officer. The 71-year-old Republican announced his resignation in a letter to President Donald Trump. He said the resignation came at “your request.”

Trump announced in a tweet that he was naming Sessions’s chief of staff Matthew Whitaker, a former United States attorney from Iowa, as acting attorney general.

Jefferson Sessions III was the 84th Attorney General of the United States, appointed in 2017. He served as United States Senator from Alabama from 1997 to 2017, resigning the position in order to serve in the Trump administration.

Birthdate: December 24, 1946
Birthplace: Selma, Alabama

Education: University of Alabama School of Law (1973), Huntingdon College (1969)