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was born in Marietta, Georgia, in 1926. He grew up in Marietta and attended the Presbyterian College where he received his undergraduate degree. He received his law degree from Emory University. He also attended Wright Junior College, Naval Engineering School, the University of Georgia, and was awarded an honorary Ph.D. of the Humanities by Kennesaw State University

Since commencement of private practice in 1948, Mr. Bentley has been a senior member of the firms of Bentley & Dew; Bentley & Bartlett; Bentley, Awtrey & Bartlett; Edwards, Bentley, Awtrey & Parker; Bentley & Schindelar; and Bentley, Bentley & Bentley. He is a member of the American Bar Association and the Georgia Bar Association. He has been admitted to practice before the Superior and State Courts of Georgia; Georgia Court of Appeals; Georgia Supreme Court; United States District Court; United States Court of Appeals; and United States Supreme Court, where he serves as a Fellow of the Supreme Court Historical Society.

Mr. Bentley has held memberships, offices and/or honors in the following: Past President of Cobb County Chamber of Commerce; Past State Chairman, Georgia Mental Health Association; Past President, Toastmasters Club; and Chairman, Empty Stocking Fund; Member of Rotary International; Board of Advisors, League of Women Voters; Advisory Board Y.W.C.A.; Life Member, Georgia P.T.A.; Board of Trustees, Cobb Landmarks Society, Inc.; National Historical Society; Marietta Arts Council; High Museum of Art; Former President of Kennestone Hospital Guild; Fellow - American Committee for the British Library; Co-Founder and Board of Trustees, Kennesaw College; Financial Chairman, North Georgia Chapter of Fellowship of Christian Athletes; Salmagundi Club; Grand Central Art; Honorary Life Member, Cummer Gallery of Art;  Chairman, Georgia Council for the Arts & Humanities; Trustee, Cobb Symposium; Chairman, Cobb Symposium '84; and Member, Board of Advisors, Georgia Museum. Chairman and founder of the Board of Charter Bank and Trust from 1985-2001, now serves as Chairman Emeritus. Additionally, Mr. Bentley has donated two rare book libraries to Georgia educational institutions - The Mr. and Mrs. Fred D. Bentley, Sr. Rare Book Gallery at Kennesaw State University and the Mr. and Mrs. Fred D. Bentley, Sr. Rare Book Gallery at Brenau University in Gainseville, Georgia.

Mr. Bentley served three terms in the Georgia House of Representatives, 1951-1957, and one term in the Georgia Senate, 1958. He was named "Young Man of the Year," 1951, and one of the "Hundred Men of Tomorrow" for the metropolitan Atlanta area by "Time" Magazine, 1953. His other public services and honors include: Professor of Law, Continuing Education, 1968; Gamma Beta Phi, Honorary Fraternity, Phi Alpha Delta; Order of the Golden Key; Alpha Lambda Tau; member of the Governor's Staff; President, Emory University Alumni Association; listed in Who's Who in American Law; Who's Who in the World; Board of Directors, WPBA Broadcasting (Channel 30); Chairman, 7th District Art Committee; recipient of the Clarice C. Bagwell Distinguished Service Award; recipient of the Blue Key Honorary Award, and Volunteer of the Year Award; recipient of the Emory University School of Law Distinguished Alumni Award; recipient of the Marietta High School Distinguished Alumni Award; Fellow - J. Pierpont Morgan Library; Groliers Club;  the first recipient of the Kennesaw State University Golden Circle Award; and served as an attache to the country of Ghana. 

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FRED D. BENTLEY, JR. was born in Marietta, Georgia, in 1955. He grew up in Marietta and attended Cobb County public schools. He received his undergraduate degree in accounting from the University of Georgia in 1977 and his law degree from Emory University in 1980.

Mr. Bentley commenced the practice of law as a member of the firm of Bentley & Bentley in 1980 until his move to New Orleans, Louisiana, in 1983 where he practiced with Phelps, Dunbar, Marks, Claveire & Sims in the insurance defense, commercial litigation and education law areas. He was an in-house counsel for the Permian Corporation in Houston, Texas, from 1986 to 1987, until his return to Marietta, Georgia, where he resumed his practice as a member of Bentley, Bentley & Bentley. Mr. Bentley established and served as the County Attorney for Cobb County, Georgia, from 1991 to November, 1993, following which he returned to the private practice of law with Bentley, Bentley & Bentley.

He served as a part-time faculty member of Kennesaw State University, and has served on the faculty of Phillips Junior College in Louisiana. 

Mr. Bentley was admitted to practice before the State Bar of Georgia in 1980, the State Bar of Louisiana in 1983, and the State Bar of Texas in 1986. He has been admitted to practice before the Eleventh Circuit Court of Appeals, Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals, Federal District Courts for the Southern, Western, Middle and Eastern Districts of Texas, Middle and Northern District of Georgia. He is a member of the Cobb County Bar Association.

Mr. Bentley has held memberships, offices and/or honors in the following: Kennesaw State University Foundation Trustee, Rotary Club of Marietta; Rotary Club of New Orleans; Cobb County Chamber of Commerce - First Vice Chair, Vice Chair, Chairman (2007), Lifetime Achievement Award (2006), Board of Directors; Trustee, Marietta Fine Arts Council; Trustee, Cobb County Mini-Symposium; 1981 Outstanding Young Men of America; Who's Who in the South and Southwest; Who's Who in Emerging Leaders of America; Who's Who in Industry and Finance; Phi Gamma Delta Social Fraternity; Trustee, Georgia Student Education Foundation; graduate of Regional Leadership Institute (1991); named by Atlanta Magazine's "Georgia Power" as a "Leader to Watch in Cobb County;" recipient of Kennesaw State University “President’s Award"; Board of Directors , Fellowship of Christian Athletes; Tommy Nobis Center; Board of Directors, American Cancer Society; Director, Marietta Cobb Museum of Art; Southern Museum; Kennesaw Museum Foundation - Heroes and Legends Award. Mr. Bentley has also written, directed and performed in "Tuesday Nite Live" a series of parodies to raise monies for the Cobb Marietta Museum of Art. 

Mr. Bentley served as the Attache` for The Gambia National Olympic Committee during the Centennial Olympic games.  He currently serves as Honorary Consul General for the Nation of The Gambia.

Mr. Bentley is married to Patricia Foster and has four children, Rhett, Matthew, Caroline and Landon. The Bentleys attend Johnson Ferry Baptist Church. 

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R. RANDALL BENTLEY, SR. was born in Marietta, Georgia, on January 16, 1959. He was admitted to practice before the State Bar of Georgia in 1984. He has been admitted to practice before the U. S. Court of Appeals, 5th Circuit; U. S. District Court, Northern District of Georgia; and U.S. Supreme Court.

Mr. Bentley graduated from Kennesaw College in 1977, received his B.B.A. in Marketing in 1981 from the University of Georgia, and received his law degree in 1984 from Georgia State University Law School. He was a member of Phi Alpha Delta and Phi Gamma Delta.

Mr. Bentley was named as one of Five Outstanding Young Georgians by the Junior Chamber of Commerce in 1992. He is listed in Who’s Who in America, South and Southwest and Who’s Who in the World.

Mr. Bentley has served as Solicitor for the City of Kennesaw since 1987, and as Solicitor for the City of Acworth since 1988. He presently serves as Director Emeritus of Charter Bank and Trust Co., is an Executive Board Member of The Walker School, and is on the Advisory Board of BMC Solutions. He served as Co-Chairman of the Masterpiece Ball in the Park for Marietta/Cobb Museum of Art and as Co-Chairman of A Night with the Stars for Cobb Family Resources in 1999. He was President of Leadership Cobb Alumni Association; member of Leadership Cobb, Cobb County Chamber of Commerce; and is a member of Honorary Commanders, a joint program with Cobb County Chamber and the Military. He is also a member of the Kennesaw Jaycees, Theatre on the Square, Cobb County and American Bar Associations and the State Bar of Georgia.

Mr. Bentley’s practice areas are Corporations, Wills and Estates, and General Criminal.
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