William A. Bell

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William A. Bell
Willliam A. Bell (cropped).jpg
28th Mayor of Birmingham, Alabama
Assumed office
January 26, 2010
Preceded by Roderick Royal
Personal details
Born (1949-06-01) June 1, 1949 (age 68)
Birmingham, Alabama, U.S.
Political party Democratic

William A. Bell, Sr. (born June 1, 1949) is an American politician who is the 28th and current Mayor of Birmingham, Alabama. A member of the Democratic Party, he assumed office in 2010. Bell previously held the office on an interim basis in 1999.[1] Bell was elected following a run-off with Patrick Cooper. Bell won the run-off with 53.6% to Cooper's 46.4%.

Bell served several terms on the Birmingham City Council. In 1985, he became the first African-American to serve as President of the Birmingham City Council, having been elected to that position by the members of the council.[1]

Bell (left) with a llama, 2010

On December 15, 2015, Bell and city councilor Marcus Lundy were involved in a physical altercation with one another.[2]


  1. ^ a b "Office of the Mayor". Birmingham Alabama official website. Retrieved January 16, 2011. 
  2. ^ "Alabama mayor, councilor in hospital after brawl". 
Political offices
Preceded by
Richard Arrington, Jr.
Mayor of Birmingham, Alabama (Interim)
Succeeded by
Bernard Kincaid
Preceded by
Roderick Royal (Interim)
Mayor of Birmingham, Alabama
Succeeded by