Famous Citizens

Joseph Jenkins Roberts (1809–76), Liberia's first president.

Jehudi Ashmun (1794–1828) and Ralph Randolph Gurley (1797–1872), Americans who helped organize the first settlement.

William V. S. Tubman (1895–1971), president of Liberia from 1944 to 1971.

Samuel K. Doe (1951–90), military leader and head of government.

George Weah (b. 1966), European Footballer of the Year and African Football Player of the Year.

Charles Taylor (b. 1947), former rebel leader and current president of Liberia.