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Famous Politicians from Liberia

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List of famous politicians from Liberia, listed alphabetically with photos when available. This list of popular Liberia politicians includes members of the government who are either active or inactive, some of who might even now be dead. These are some of the most well-known Liberia politicians of all time, so if you're a native of Liberia and want to work for your country then these are the people you should look up to. If you're searching for a particular politician from Liberia, then use the "search" box to find who you're looking for.

Thomas Buchanan and Ellen Johnson Sirleaf are a great starting point for your to rank your favorites on this list

You can click on the names of these renowned politicians of Liberia in order to get more information about each one.
  • 1

    Alex J. Tyler

    Age: 56

    BirthplaceKlay District


    Alex Jenekai Tyler is a Liberian politician and the current Speaker of the House of Representatives of Liberia. He serves as the Representative for the 1st District of Bomi County, to which he was...  more
  • 2

    BirthplaceMonrovia, Liberia


    Antoinette Monsio Sayeh (born 12 July 1958 in Monrovia, Liberia) is a Liberian economist. Sayeh served as the Director of the African Department at the International Monetary Fund (IMF) from July...  more
  • 3

    Brownie Samukai

    Brownie Jeffery Samukai Jr. is the former Minister of National Defence of Liberia. He took office on January 16, 2006, as part of President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf's Cabinet. In the 1980s, he worked...  more
  • 4

    BirthplaceArthington, Liberia, Liberia


    Charles McArthur Ghankay Taylor (born 28 January 1948) is a Liberian war criminal and former politician who served as the 22nd President of Liberia from 2 August 1997 until his resignation on 11...  more
  • 5

    David D. Kpormakpor

    Dec. at 75 (1935-2010)

    BirthplaceBomi County, Liberia

    NationalityUnited States of America, Liberia

    David Donald Kpormakpor (28 September 1935 – 19 August 2010) was a Liberian politician and the first Chairman of the Council of State that ruled Liberia from 7 March 1994 until 1 September 1995...  more
  • 6

    Ellen Johnson Sirleaf

    Age: 81

    BirthplaceMonrovia, Liberia


    Ellen Johnson Sirleaf (born 29 October 1938) is a Liberian politician who served as the 24th President of Liberia from 2006 to 2018. Sirleaf was the first elected female head of state in...  more
  • 7

    BirthplaceMonrovia, Liberia


    George Manneh Oppong Weah (; born 1 October 1966) is a Liberian politician and former professional footballer currently serving as the 25th President of Liberia, in office since 2018. Prior to his...  more

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  • 8

    Johnnie Lewis

    Age: 73

    BirthplaceGreenville, Liberia


    Johnnie N. Lewis (April 16, 1946 – January 21, 2015) was a Liberian lawyer and politician. A native of Sinoe County, Lewis was educated at the University of Liberia in Monrovia and at Yale Law School...  more
  • 9

    Joseph Boakai

    Age: 75

    BirthplaceFoya District


    Joseph Nyumah Boakai Sr. (born 30 November 1944) is a Liberian politician who served as Vice President of Liberia from 2006 to 2018, serving under President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf. Previously he was...  more
  • 10

    Olubanke King Akerele

    Age: 73



    Olubanke King Akerele (born May 11, 1946) is a Liberian politician and diplomat who served as the Minister of Foreign Affairs in the cabinet of Ellen Johnson Sirleaf from October 2007 until her...  more
  • 11

    BirthplaceTapeta, Liberia


    Prince Yormie Johnson (born 6 July 1952) is a Liberian politician and the current Senior Senator from Nimba County. A former rebel leader, Johnson played a prominent role in the First Liberian Civil...  more
  • 12

    Samuel Doe

    Dec. at 39 (1951-1990)



    Samuel Kanyon Doe (May 6, 1951 – September 9, 1990) was a Liberian politician who served as the Liberian leader from 1980 to 1990, first as a military leader and later as a politician. While a Master...  more
  • 13

    Thomas Buchanan

    Dec. at 33 (1808-1841)


    Thomas Buchanan (November 19, 1808 – September 3, 1841) was an American who became a politician, the first official governor of Liberia. He was a cousin of James Buchanan, President of the United...  more