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.
He began a career in politics and became a Senator after being named, at age 19, a Methodist lay pastor.
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%.
He married Antoinette Tubman.
He and Ellen Johnson both served as President of Liberia.