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Bobby E. Denton

Bobby E. Denton
Member of the Alabama Senate
from the 1st district
Personal details
Born (1938-08-13) August 13, 1938
Cherokee, Alabama
Nationality American
Political party Democratic
Spouse(s) Barbara
Residence Muscle Shoals, Alabama
Alma mater University of Alabama
Occupation Previous Director of Development, Northwest Shoals Community College
Religion Churches of Christ
Website Senator Bobby Denton
As the longest-serving Member, and pursuant to Senate Rule 47(b) of the Alabama Senate, Senator Denton is Dean of the Senate.

Bobby E. Denton is a Democratic member of the Alabama Senate, representing the 1st District since 1978, and is currently the Dean of the Senate, an honorary title. He has a Bachelor of Arts from the University of Alabama and is a previous Director of Development at Northwest Shoals Community College in Muscle Shoals.[1]

Denton will retire from the State Senate in 2010.[2]

He is unrelated to former Alabama U.S. Senator Jeremiah Denton, a Republican.

The Singing Senator

Senator Bobby Denton, The Singing Senator
Senator Denton is also known as "The Singing Senator". In 1956 Tune Records, a small recording company in Florence, Alabama, recorded Senator Denton as a teenager singing "A Fallen Star". The song was later sampled by recording artist Madonna for the track "Lucky Star" on her self-titled debut album. Later Senator Denton joined promoter Judd Phillips, brother of Sam Phillips. Sam was the founder of Sun Records and discovered Elvis Presley. Senator Denton recorded four songs for Judd and later appeared on the Dick Clark Show.[3]

In 1997 Senator Denton returned to his musical roots and began recording again. He has recorded several albums and performs for live audiences.

Notes

  1. ^ "Senator Bobby E. Denton". Alabama Senate. Retrieved 2007-01-09. 
  2. ^ http://www.timesdaily.com/article/20090503/ARTICLES/905035024/1011/NEWS?Title=Denton-to-retire-in-2010
  3. ^ "Bobby Denton personal website". Bobby Denton Music. Retrieved 2007-06-13. 

External links

  • State Senator Bobby E. Denton official state government site


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