Arthur John Wait (5 April 1910 — 27 June 1981) was an English builder and life president and former chairman of Crystal Palace F.C. Wait was a local builder who joined the board of Crystal Palace F.C. as a director sometime between 1948 and 1950. In 1958 he became the Chairman, before being replaced by Raymond Bloye in 1972, and he then became Life President of the club, a position he held until 1981. The Arthur Wait Stand at Selhurst Park is named in his honour. Wait was a lifelong Palace supporter who used to sneak into the ground as a schoolboy.