William K. Sessions III

Personal

Birthday: 
1947
Birthplace: 
Hartford, CT
Race or Ethnicity: 
White
Gender: 
Male
Prior Employment: 

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

Education

Name of School: 
Middlebury College
Degree: 
B.A.
Degree Year: 
1969
Name of School - Second: 

George Washington University Law School

Established in 1865, The George Washington University Law School is the oldest law school in Washington, DC. The school is accredited by the American Bar Association and is a charter member of the Association of American Law Schools. The law school is located on the GW campus in the downtown neighborhood familiarly known as Foggy Bottom. The law school has a total enrollment of about 2,000 students. Approximately 1,400 students are in the full-time division for the JD degree and 300 are enrolled in the part-time division. 300 students, many from abroad, are enrolled in graduate law degree programs.

Degree - Second: 
J.D.
Degree Year - Second: 
1972

Judicial Career

Court Name: 
U. S. District Court, District of Vermont
Court Name: 

Vermont District Court

President Nominating: 
William J. Clinton
Party Affiliation of President: 
Democratic
Commission Date: 
8/14/1995
Retirement from Active Service: 
6/15/2014
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