William Tubman

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Birthday
29, 1895
Birthplace
Harper, Liberia
Death Date
Jul 23, 1971 (75)
Birth Sign
Sagittarius
Birthday
29, 1895
Birthplace
Harper, Liberia
Death Date
Jul 23, 1971 (75)

About

Liberian politician who was the 19th President of Liberia from 1944 until 1971. He is often regarded by the Liberian people as the father of modern Liberia.

Before Fame

He began a career in politics and became a Senator after being named, at age 19, a Methodist lay pastor.

Trivia

His presidency was marked by the influx of foreign investment in his country and from 1950-1960, Liberia experienced an average annual growth of 11.5%.

Family Life

He married Antoinette Tubman.

Associated With

He and Ellen Johnson both served as President of Liberia.