Robert J. Bentley

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Robert J. Bentley
Robert Bentley.jpg
Bentley campaign photo (2009)
53rd Governor of Alabama
In office
January 17, 2011 – April 10, 2017
Lieutenant Kay Ivey
Preceded by Bob Riley
Succeeded by Kay Ivey
Member of the Alabama House of Representatives
from the 63rd district
In office
2002–2010
Preceded by Tim Parker
Succeeded by Bill Poole
Personal details
Born Robert Julian Bentley
February 3, 1943 (1943-02-03) (age 74)[1]
Columbiana, Alabama, U.S.
Political party Republican
Spouse(s) Dianne Bentley
Children 4
Residence Tuscaloosa, Alabama (personal)
Alma mater University of Alabama, Tuscaloosa
University of Alabama, Birmingham
Religion Southern Baptist
Military service
Allegiance  United States
Service/branch Flag of the United States Air Force United States Air Force
Years of service 1969–1975
Rank Captain

Robert Julian Bentley (born February 3, 1943) is an American politician and medical doctor. Bentley is the 53rd Governor of Alabama serving from 2011 through 2017.[1][2] A member of the Republican Party, Bentley was elected Governor in 2010 and was sworn in on January 17, 2011. He resigned on April 10, 2017.

Resignation[change | change source]

On April 5, 2016, Republican State Representative Ed Henry filed an impeachment resolution against Bentley in the State Legislature, in connection with allegations that Bentley engaged in an extramarital affair with a female political adviser.[3] Bentley has admitted to making inappropriate remarks toward the woman, but denied having a physical affair.

On July 7, 2016, the House Judiciary Committee named a special counsel to lead the investigation into the impeachment charges against the governor.[4] On April 5, 2017, the Ethics Commission found probable cause that Bentley violated both ethics and campaign finance laws.[5]

Bentley resigned on April 10, 2017.[6][7]

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