Liberty National Life Insurance Company
Liberty National Life Insurance Company is an insurance provider subsidiary of the Torchmark Corporation. It was the original firm, founded as the Heralds of Liberty in Birmingham in 1900, from which Torchmark emerged as a holding company in the 1970s.
In 1944, the company acquired Brown-Service, a home service insurance company. In 1956, Liberty National president Frank P. Samford Sr commissioned Archer and Lee Lawrie to create a one-fifth size bronze replica of the Statue of Liberty for the top of the Liberty National Building on 20th Street South. It was installed on September 13, 1958 and, beginning in 1962, regular tours hosted by "Liberty Belles" were made available to the public.
In 1960, Frank P. Samford Jr took over the Presidency of the company. In that decade, cancer policies were introduced. In the 1970s Liberty National acquired Globe Life and Accident and created Torchmark Corporation as a holding company.