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Robert Bentley

Gov. Robert Bentley

  • January 17, 2011 - April 10, 2017
  • Republican
  • February 3, 1943
  • Alabama
  • University of Alabama
  • Four children
  • Resigned
  • Physician/Dentist


Robert Bentley was sworn in as governor of Alabama on January 17, 2011, and was sworn in for his second term on January 19, 2015. On April 10, 2017, Governor Bentley resigned from office.

Bentley is a board certified dermatologist, and he served two terms as president of the Alabama Dermatology Society, which he founded.  He also was selected by his peers as one of the “Best Doctors in America.”

In 2002, Bentley was elected to the Alabama State House of Representatives from Tuscaloosa County and served on the Education Appropriations Committee, the Boards and Commissions Committee and the Agriculture and Forestry Committee. He was a member of the Tuscaloosa County Legislative Delegation.

Bentley received his bachelor’s degree from the University of Alabama and his M.D. from the University of Alabama School of Medicine.

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