Bill Armistead

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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 life[edit]

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 life[edit]

He resides in Columbiana, Alabama.