Samuel G. Armitage

From Atlas
The Right Honorable
Samuel G. Armitage
Armitage campaigning in Defense, 1984
11th Prime Minister of Acronia
In office
30 September 1980 – 30 September 1988
Preceded byGilbert Bertholiez
Succeeded byStanley Como
Leader of the Alliance Party
In office
10 December 1978 – 1 September 1988
Preceded byParty established
Succeeded byFrederick Caroll
Minister of Foreign Affairs
In office
12 January 1979 – 30 September 1980
Preceded byXavier Guérin
Succeeded byFrederick Caroll
Member of the Acronian Parliament for Annacis–Teague Bay
In office
29 August 1978 – 30 September 1994
Preceded byNestor Bolland
Succeeded byTerrence Bowen
Personal details
Born Samuel Gideon Armitage
(1938-06-07) 7 June 1938 (age 85)
Annacis Bays, Acronia
Political party Allied
Spouse(s) Philippa Armitage (m. 1965)
Children 3
Alma mater Gramercy College

Sir Samuel Gideon Armitage KC (born 7 June 1938) is an Acronian politician who served as Prime Minister of the Union of Acronian Kingdoms from 1980 to 1988 and Leader of the Alliance Party from 1978 to 1988. Armitage briefly served in the Berthiolez government from 1979 to 1980, and was Member of Parliament (MP) for Annacis–Teague Bay from 1979 to 1994. Since Paul Milais' death in 1996, he has been both the oldest and earliest-serving of the living former Acronian prime ministers.

Important events during his tenure as Prime Minister included the onset of the Soft War, the Yetpan Winter, the 1982 Astonbury attacks, the Pharamondia crisis, the emerging issue of Highlands isolation, as well as the Takacs Shift and the subsequent improvement of relations with Granzery. Scholars rank him highly among all Acronian prime minister, and he is fondly remembered as an apt and intelligent leader whose statesmanship guided the nation into a new age of prosperity and optimism following the troubled decades of the Parabellum.