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 the 1950s Liberty National president Frank 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. The statue was later moved to Liberty Park.
In 1960, Frank 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.
Liberty National moved its employees to Riverchase in 2010.
- Samford, Frank P, Jr (October 3, 1984) Torchmark Corporation: History of a New Company. Birmingham: Newcomen Society address.