William R. Tolbert

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Birthday
13, 1913
Birthplace
India
Death Date
Apr 12, 1980 (66)
Birth Sign
Taurus
Birthday
13, 1913
Birthplace
India
Death Date
Apr 12, 1980 (66)

About

Liberian politician who served as the 20th President of Liberia from 1971 until 1980. His presidential term came to an early end when he was killed in a coup d'état by 17 non-commissioned officers and soldiers of the Armed Forces of Liberia.

Before Fame

He became Vice president to William Tubman in 1952.

Trivia

He allowed for his country to become a two-party political system while he was in office.

Family Life

He married Victoria A. David and they had eight children.

Associated With

He and Ellen Johnson both served as President of Liberia.

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