Luther Strange is an Alabama native.
At the age of 13, he became one of the youngest Eagle Scouts in the state.
When he was a child, his family moved from Sylacauga to Homewood, where Strange attended school.
After graduation, Strange took a basketball scholarship to Tulane University.
To save money for law school, he took a job with the Merchant Marines.
He then returned to Tulane for law school.
In 1994, Strange and Jack Selden established a lawfirm, Bradly Arant. Strange chairs the government affairs and economic development practice group.
Strange and his wife Melissa have two sons. They are members of St. Mary's Episcopal Church in Birmingham.
Strange is a member of the Leadership Alabama Class XIV. He also serves on the Board of Public Affairs Research Council, the Business Council of Alabama, and the Regional Chamber of Commerce.
He was recently appointed by Governor Riley to the Task Force to Strengthen Alabama 's Families.