William A. Bell

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William A. Bell
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Bell in 2010
28th Mayor of Birmingham, Alabama
Assumed office
Preceded by Roderick Royal
Personal details
Born (1949-06-01) June 1, 1949 (age 66)
Birmingham, Alabama

William A. Bell, Sr. (born June 1, 1949) is the Mayor of Birmingham, Alabama. He took 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%. He is a Democrat.

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]


  1. ^ a b "Office of the Mayor". Birmingham Alabama official website. Retrieved 16 January 2011. 
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