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.
He became Vice president to William Tubman in 1952.
He allowed for his country to become a two-party political system while he was in office.
He married Victoria A. David and they had eight children.
He and Ellen Johnson both served as President of Liberia.