Roger Bedford, Jr.

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Roger H. Bedford, Jr.
Member of the Alabama Senate
for the 6th district
In office
November 9, 1994 – December 1, 2014
Preceded by George Bolling
Succeeded by Larry Stutts
In office
November 9, 1984 – November 3, 1990
Preceded by Jim Smith
Succeeded by George Bolling
Member of the Alabama Senate
for the 2nd district
In office
November 3, 1982 – November 9, 1984
Preceded by Charlie Brittnell
Succeeded by Jim Smith
Personal details
Born (1956-07-02) July 2, 1956 (age 62)
Fort Belvadere, Virginia, U.S.
Political party Democratic
Spouse(s) Maudie Darby
Profession attorney
Religion Baptist

Roger H. Bedford, Jr. (born July 2, 1956) is a Democratic former member of the Alabama Senate, where he represented the 6th District from 1994–2014. He previously served from 1982 through 1990.

Bedford received his education at the University of Alabama, and his law degree from Cumberland School of Law, Samford University. He is a Rotarian, and belongs to the Alabama State Bar, the Cattlemen's Association, the National Rifle Association, Ducks Unlimited, American Cancer Society, Executive member of the Boy Scouts of America, and the Greater Alabama Council. He is married to the former Maudie Darby from Florence, Alabama and they are the parents of one child: Roger, III.

In 1996 Bedford was the Democratic nominee for U.S. Senate, but was defeated by Republican Jeff Sessions.

On April 2, 2009, multiple sources reported Senator Bedford had received encouragement to run for the Democratic nomination for Alabama governor in 2010. He did not enter the race. Later that month, on April 30, 2009, Bedford inserted a "poison pill" into a Senate bill that would have made it easier for U.S. soldiers serving overseas to vote, thereby causing it to fail. The poison pill "would prohibit a federal candidate or officeholder from transferring funds to a state campaign for office" and was widely seen as an attempt at preventing Artur Davis from transferring funds from his Congressional campaign to his state race for governor.[1]


  1. Chandler, Kim, (May 16, 2009). "Military voting bill dies on final night of session; Chapman says politics killed it". The Birmingham News. <templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>

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