Remembering William S. Sessions (1930–2020), the San Antonian Who Ran the FBI During the Branch Davidian Standoff  

Remembering William S. Sessions (1930–2020), the San Antonian Who Ran the FBI During the Branch Davidian Standoff  

william-s-sessions-obitWilliam Steele Sessions, who died June 12 in San Antonio at age ninety, is probably best known for two of the low points in his long career as an attorney, federal judge, and head of the FBI: the infamous Ruby Ridge shootout in Idaho in 1992 and the tragic Branch Davidian standoff in Waco the next year. Although he was not directly involved, both law enforcement debacles occurred during his six-year tenure as FBI director. Just as interesting for his fellow Texans, though, is his more successful involvement in two other high-profile cases.   As the U.S. attorney for the Western District of Texas, Sessions brought an end to the notorious reign of George Parr, the all-powerful patron in Duval and adjacent South Texas counties. It was…View Original Post

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