Liberia: Heads of State: 1847-1980

Governor of Liberia
26 Jul 1847 - 3 Jan 1848 Joseph Jenkins Roberts
President
3 Jan 1848 - 7 Jan 1856 Joseph Jenkins Roberts (x)
7 Jan 1856 - 4 Jan 1864 Stephen Allen Benson
4 Jan 1864 - 6 Jan 1868 Daniel Bashiel Warner
6 Jan 1868 - 3 Jan 1870 James Spriggs Payne
3 Jan 1870 - 26 Oct 1871 Edward James Roye
Chief Executive Committee
26 Oct 1871 - 4 Nov 1871 Charles Benedict Dunbar
26 Oct 1871 - 4 Nov 1871 Reginald Augustus Sherman
26 Oct 1871 - 4 Nov 1871 Amos Herring
President
4 Nov 1871 - 1 Jan 1872 James Skivring Smith
1 Jan 1872 - 3 Jan 1876 Joseph Jenkins Roberts (x)
3 Jan 1876 - 7 Jan 1878 James Spriggs Payne (x)
7 Jan 1878 - 20 Jan 1883 Anthony William Gardner
20 Jan 1883 - 7 Jan 1884 Alfred Francis Russell
7 Jan 1884 - 4 Jan 1892 Hilary Richard Wright Johnson
4 Jan 1892 - 12 Nov 1896 Joseph James Cheeseman
12 Nov 1896 - 11 Dec 1900 William David Coleman
Acting President
11 Dec 1900 - 6 Jan 1902 Garretson Wilmot Gibson
President
6 Jan 1902 - 4 Jan 1904 Garretson Wilmot Gibson (x)
4 Jan 1904 - 1 Jan 1912 Arthur Barclay
1 Jan 1912 - 5 Jan 1920 Daniel Edward Howard
5 Jan 1920 - 3 Dec 1930 Charles Dunbar Burgess King
3 Dec 1930 - 3 Dec 1930 Allen Nathaniel Yancy [1]
Acting President
3 Dec 1930 - 4 Jan 1932 Edwin James Barclay
President
4 Jan 1932 - 3 Jan 1944 Edwin James Barclay (x)
3 Jan 1944 - 23 Jul 1971 William Vacanarat Shadrach Tubman
23 Jul 1971 - 12 Apr 1980 William Richard Tolbert

[1] Did not take office.
Last updated on: 26 Jun 2009 03:47:12