|54th Governor of Alabama|
|Assumed office |
April 10, 2017
|Preceded by||Robert J. Bentley|
|30th Lieutenant Governor of Alabama|
January 17, 2011 – April 10, 2017
|Preceded by||Jim Folsom|
|38th Treasurer of Alabama|
January 20, 2003 – January 17, 2011
|Preceded by||Lucy Baxley|
|Succeeded by||Young Boozer|
|Born||October 15, 1944|
Camden, Alabama, U.S.
|Education||Auburn University (BA)|
Ivey served as the 38th Alabama State Treasurer from 2003 to 2011. She then became the 30th Lieutenant Governor of Alabama, serving from January 2011 until Robert J. Bentley's resignation on April 10, 2017 in the aftermath of a sex scandal. She beat Walter Maddox in the 2018 Alabama gubernatorial election to complete her full term. Ivey is the first woman to be Alabama's governor since Lurleen Wallace, who succeeded her husband George Wallace in 1967.
Ivey was born an only child to Boadman Nettles Ivey and Barbara Ivey. The family had been in Alabama for many generations, as her ancestor Ann Johnson Nettles Riley was one of several slave owning Nettles in the state.
References[change | change source]
- "Kay Ivey sworn in as Alabama's 54th Governor". WHNT-TV. Huntsville, Alabama. 2017-04-10.
- Walburn, Jackie Romine (2017-04-22). "Extra proud: Wishing Mr. Nettles and Miss Barbara of Wilcox County could see their girl now". Jackie R. Walburn, writer, communications. Retrieved 2020-11-13.
- "Ann Nettles in the 1850 U.S. Federal Census - Slave Schedules". Ancestry Library. 1850.
Name: Ann Nettles; Residence Date: 1850; Residence Place: Monroe, Alabama, USA; Number of Enslaved People: 33
- "Ann Johnson Riley (1818-1861)". Find A Grave... Retrieved 2020-11-13.
- Cason, Mike (September 19, 2019). "Gov. Kay Ivey announces she has lung cancer".
- "Doctor: Scans show Alabama governor cancer-free". ABC News. January 8, 2020. Retrieved April 16, 2020.
Other websites[change | change source]
- Alabama Lt.Gov. official government site
- Alabama State Treasury official government site
- Kay Ivey for Lt. Governor official campaign site
- Draft Kay Ivey for Alabama Governor
- Biography at the Alabama Department of Archives and History