Bill Armistead

Bill Armistead (born May 29, 1944) is an American politician from the state of Alabama. He served as the chairman of the Alabama Republican Party from 2011 to 2015. He served in the Alabama Senate from 1995 through 2003.

Early lifeEdit

Bill Armistead was born on May 29, 1944 in Campbell, Alabama.[1] He attended Samford University, where he graduated with a bachelor's degree in business administration in 1966.[1] While at Samford, Armistead founded the Samford chapter of the College Republicans.[2]


Armistead worked for trucking companies for 20 years before becoming a staffer for H. Guy Hunt, the Governor of Alabama. He worked for Hunt from 1988 through 1993 as his chief economic advisor. He was elected to the Alabama Senate in 1994, and was reelected in 1998. In 2002, Armistead ran for Lieutenant Governor of Alabama.[1] He lost the election to Democrat Lucy Baxley.[3]

In 2011, Armistead was elected chairman of the Alabama Republican Party.[4] He stepped down in 2015, when Terry Lathan was elected.[5]

Personal lifeEdit

He resides in Vestavia Hills, Alabama.


  1. ^ a b c,1646984&dq=bill-armistead&hl=en
  2. ^ Samford Crimson. "College Republicans host Samford alum at first meeting". Retrieved 2013-10-18.
  3. ^,1425524&dq=bill-armistead+lucy-baxley&hl=en
  4. ^ Kim Chandler -- Montgomery Bureau. "Columbiana's Bill Armistead chosen to lead Alabama Republicans |". Retrieved 2013-10-18.
  5. ^ Erin Edgemon, Terry Lathan of Mobile County elected chairwoman of Alabama Republican Party, The Birmingham News, February 21, 2015

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Alabama Senate
Preceded by
Frank "Butch" Ellis, Jr.
Member of the Alabama Senate
from the 14th district

Succeeded by
Hank Erwin
Party political offices
Preceded by
Steve Windom
Republican nominee for Lieutenant Governor of Alabama
Succeeded by
Luther Strange
Preceded by
Mike Hubbard
Chairman of the Alabama Republican Party
Succeeded by
Terry Lathan