Kansas Bureau of Investigation
Robert B. Davenport, Director (1992-1994)
Robert B. Davenport
A native of Bowling Green, Kentucky, Bob Davenport received a bachelor's degree from the University of Tennessee, at Knoxville, prior to being appointed special agent with the Federal Bureau of Investigation in 1966. His twenty five-year FBI career included assignments in Nebraska, Pennsylvania, Utah and at FBI headquarters, prior to being named special agent in charge at Springfield, Illinois, and Kansas City, where he supervised FBI operations in western Missouri and Kansas. Mr. Davenport was serving as Deputy Assistant Director of the FBI, at FBI headquarters, in Washington, D.C., when he retired in 1991. The second KBI director with an FBI background, he was appointed KBI director in May, 1992, by Attorney General Robert Stephan. Director Davenport retired from the KBI in June, 1994, to accept a corporate security position. Today he enjoys retirement on the family farm near Bowling Green, Kentucky.