Alabama Commissioners of Agriculture and Industries

photo of Alabama Agriculture Commissioner Charles Bishop

Charles Bishop: 1999-2003


Bishop was born at Moro, Arkansas, and was educated in the public schools. He served in the State Senate from 1983–1991. He ran unsuccessfully for his party’s nomination for governor in 1990 and 2002. He served as Commissioner of Agriculture and Industry from 1999–2003. Bishop switched to the Republican Party before his most recent election in 2006.


Charles Bishop was elected to his third term in the Alabama Senate, November 7, 2006. He is President and Chief Executive Officer of B&D Industrial Mining and Services, Inc., in Jasper. His hobbies include golf and hunting.



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