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Robert J. Bentley

Robert J. BentleyAKA Robert Julian Bentley

Born: 3-Feb-1943
Birthplace: Columbiana, AL

Gender: Male
Religion: Baptist [1]
Race or Ethnicity: White
Sexual orientation: Straight
Occupation: Politician
Party Affiliation: Republican

Nationality: United States
Executive summary: Governor of Alabama

Military service: USAF (1969-75, Capt.)

Physician and state legislator elected Governor of Alabama in 2010, succeeding Robert Riley. Conservative Republican; anti-abortion rights, anti-gay rights, pro-gun rights. His governorship became imperiled in early 2016 when recordings of him surfaced pointing to a sexual relationship with his aide, Rebekah Caldwell Mason.

[1] First Baptist Church, Tuscaloosa, AL.

Father: David Harford Bentley (sawmill worker, b. 1901, d. 1986)
Mother: Mattie Boyd Vick Bentley (b. 1909, d. 1993)
Brother: David, Jr. (Baptist minister)
Sister: Marjorie Bentley Nolen
Sister: Elizabeth ("Betty")
Sister: Myra
Wife: Martha Dianne Jones (m. 24-Jul-1965, div. 29-Sep-2015, four sons)
Son: John Mark
Son: Paul
Son: Luke
Son: Matthew

    High School: Shelby County High School, Columbiana, AL (1961)
BS Chemistry and Biology, University of Alabama (1964)
    Medical School: MD, University of Alabama (1968)
    Trustee: Judson College Alabama

    Governor of Alabama (2011-)
    Alabama State House of Representatives (2003-11)
    Alabama Dermatology Associates Founder & President (1974-2009)
    American Legion
    George W. Bush for President

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