Joseph Jenkins Roberts

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Birthday
15, 1809
Birthplace
Norfolk, VA
Death Date
Feb 24, 1876 (66)
Birth Sign
Pisces
Birthday
15, 1809
Birthplace
Norfolk, VA
Death Date
Feb 24, 1876 (66)

About

Politician who became Liberia's first President after the country became independent in 1947. He was later re-elected as it's 7th President in 1872.

Before Fame

He and his family emigrated to Liberia in 1829 and he later opened a trading store in Monrovia.

Trivia

When he died, he left $10,000 and his estate to the education system of Liberia.

Family Life

He married Jane Rose Waring.

Associated With

He and Ellen Johnson both served as President of Liberia.