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.
He and his family emigrated to Liberia in 1829 and he later opened a trading store in Monrovia.
When he died, he left $10,000 and his estate to the education system of Liberia.
He married Jane Rose Waring.
He and Ellen Johnson both served as President of Liberia.