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Name Sessions, William Steele
City Waco
State TX
Role(s) Judge : Federal, Article III
Race White
Gender M
Biographical
This biographical data was taken from the Federal Judicial Center [link] on Aug 15, 2016:

Sessions, William Steele
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This biographical data was taken from the Federal Judicial Center [link] on Aug 15, 2016:

Sessions, William Steele
Born 1930 in Fort Smith, AR

Federal Judicial Service:
Judge, U.S. District Court, Western District of Texas
Nominated by Gerald Ford on December 11, 1974, to a seat vacated by Ernest A. Guinn. Confirmed by the Senate on December 19, 1974, and received commission on December 20, 1974. Served as chief judge, 1980-1987. Service terminated on November 1, 1987, due to resignation.

Education:
Baylor University, B.A., 1956
Baylor University School of Law, LL.B., 1958

Professional Career:
Private practice, Waco, Texas, 1958-1969
Chief, Government Operations Section, Criminal Division, U.S. Department of Justice, 1969-1971
U.S. attorney for the Western District of Texas, 1971-1974
Director, Federal Bureau of Investigation, 1987-1993
Private practice, San Antonio, Texas, 1995-

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