Rodger Smitherman

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Rodger Smitherman
Member of the Alabama Senate
from the 18th district
Incumbent
Assumed office
November 8, 1995
Preceded by Fred Horn
President Pro Tempore of the Alabama State Senate
In office
February 5, 2009 – November 3, 2010
Preceded by Hinton Mitchem
Succeeded by Del Marsh
Personal details
Born Rodger Mell Smitherman
(1953-03-02) March 2, 1953 (age 61)
Montgomery, Alabama
Political party Democratic
Spouse(s) Carole
Alma mater University of Montevallo and Miles Law School
Profession Lawyer
Religion Presbyterian

Rodger Mell Smitherman (born March 2, 1953) is a Democratic member of the Alabama Senate, representing the 18th District since 1995. He is also a member of the Alabama Sentencing Commission. Senator Smitherman was elected President Pro Tempore of the Alabama Senate on February 5, 2009. He is a graduate of the University of Montevallo and Miles Law School.

Senator Smitherman's wife is current judge, former Birmingham City Councilor, and former Birmingham Mayor Carole Smitherman. They are the parents of four children. The Smithermans maintain a law practice in downtown Birmingham.

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