History of the Federal Judiciary


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Sessions, William K. III
Born 1947 in Hartford, CT

Federal Judicial Service:
Judge, U.S. District Court, District of Vermont
Nominated by William J. Clinton on June 30, 1995, to a seat vacated by Fred I. Parker. Confirmed by the Senate on August 11, 1995, and received commission on August 14, 1995. Served as chief judge, 2002-2010. Assumed senior status on June 15, 2014.

Education:
Middlebury College, B.A., 1969
George Washington University Law School, J.D., 1972

Professional Career:
U.S. Army first lieutenant, 1972-1977; active service, 1972-1973
Law clerk, Hon. Hilton Dier, Addison County [Vermont] District Court, 1973
Public defender, Addison County, Vermont, 1974-1978
Private practice, Middlebury, Vermont, 1978-1995
Adjunct professor, Vermont Law School, 1978-1995
Campaign manager, Leahy for U.S. Senate, 1992
U.S. Sentencing Commission, 1999-2010; vice chair, 1999-2009; chair, 2009-2010

 

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