Billy Beasley

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Billy Beasley
Minority Leader of the Alabama Senate
In office
October 5, 2017 – January 8, 2019
Preceded byQuinton Ross
Succeeded byBobby Singleton
Member of the Alabama Senate
from the 28th district
Assumed office
Preceded byMyron Penn
Member of the Alabama House of Representatives
from the 84th district
In office
Preceded by???
Succeeded byBerry Forte
Personal details
Born (1940-03-19) March 19, 1940 (age 79)
Political partyDemocratic
EducationAuburn University (BS)

William M. Beasley (born March 19, 1940)[1] is an American politician from the state of Alabama. He is a Democratic member of the Alabama Senate, representing the 28th district.

Beasley graduated from Auburn University in 1962. He was elected to the Alabama House of Representatives in 1998. After being consistently reelected, Beasley ran for the State Senate in 2010, and defeated fellow Democrat Johnny Ford. He succeeded Myron Penn, who did not seek reelection.[2] He considered running for Governor of Alabama in the 2014 election.[3]

Beasley is from Clayton, Alabama.[4] His older brother is former Lieutenant Governor of Alabama Jere Beasley.

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "Billy Beasley's Biography". Vote Smart.
  2. ^ Smith, Sarah (November 4, 2010). "Beasley moves up to Senate; other vote totals for Macon County". The Tuskegee News. Retrieved October 28, 2013.
  3. ^ Phillip Rawls (January 3, 2014). "Ala. Sen. Billy Beasley considers run for governor". The Beaumont Enterprise. Archived from the original on January 6, 2014. Retrieved 2014-01-06.
  4. ^ "State Sen. Billy Beasley files bill to repeal Alabama immigration law". October 7, 2011. Retrieved October 28, 2013.

External links[edit]

Alabama Senate
Preceded by
Quinton Ross
Minority Leader of the Alabama Senate
Succeeded by
Bobby Singleton