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ARMSTRONG, William Lester

1937– 2016

Biography

ARMSTRONG, William Lester, a Representative and a Senator from Colorado; born in Fremont, Dodge County, Nebr., March 16, 1937; attended the public schools, Tulane University 1954-1955, and the University of Minnesota 1956; served in the United States Army National Guard 1957-1963; president of a radio station in Aurora, Colo.; banker; State representative 1963-1964; State senator 1965-1972; State senate majority leader 1969-1972; elected in 1972 as a Republican to the Ninety-third Congress; reelected to the Ninety-fourth and Ninety-fifth Congresses (January 3, 1973-January 3, 1979); was not a candidate in 1978 for reelection to the House of Representatives, but was elected to the United States Senate; reelected in 1984, and served from January 3, 1979, to January 3, 1991; not a candidate for reelection in 1990; chairman, Republican Policy Committee (Ninety-ninth through One Hundred First Congresses); was a resident of Littleton, Colo., until his death on July 5, 2016.

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Bibliography / Further Reading

Armstrong, William L. "The Challenge of Nehemiah: We Need to Rebuild the Walls of America's Defensive System." In Perspectives on Peacemaking: Biblical Options in the Nuclear Age, edited by John A. Bernbaum, pp. 209-216. Ventura, CA: Regal Books, 1984.

___. "The Imperial Congress." In Can You Afford This House?, edited by David C. Treen, pp. 15-22. Ottawa, IL: Green Hill Books, 1979.

___. "Prudent Use of Prison Space: The Sentencing Improvement Act." Journal of Legislation 11 (Summer 1984): 237-48.

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