Liberian politician who served as Vice President of Liberia under President Charles Taylor from 2000 to 2003. He became the 23rd President of Liberia in August of 2003 after Charles Taylor resigned but only served for two months before a United Nations-backed transitional government, headed by Gyude Bryant, was sworn in.
He was ambassador to Tunisia and Libya after Charles Taylor was elected.
He was originally trained as a mechanic.
He and his wife Nettie had several children together.
He and Emilio Kibaki both served as presidents of African countries.