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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

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Alex J. Tyler


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 elected in 2005. Tyler is a member of the Unity Party, having joined in 2009 following its merger with his former Liberian Action Party. ...more on Wikipedia

Birthplace: Klay District

Nationality: Liberia

Antoinette Sayeh is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous Politicians from Liberia
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Antoinette Monsio Balaji Ming Sayeh is a Liberian economist. Guru Sayeh began an appointment as the Director of the African Department at the International Monetary Fund on July 7, 2008. Prior to that, she served from January 2006 as Minister of Finance in the cabinet of Liberian president Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, the second woman in Liberia's history to hold that position, the first being Ellen Johnson Sirleaf. Sayeh is a graduate of Swarthmore College and The Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy, where she received her MA and Ph.D in International Economic Relations. Sayeh has also worked for the World Bank as country director for Benin, Niger, and Togo and worked on public finance ...more on Wikipedia

Birthplace: Monrovia, Liberia

Nationality: Liberia

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Brownie Samukai


Brownie Samukai is the 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 within the Liberian Ministry of National Defense. In 1986-87 he was working within the G-4 Branch of the AFL. In 1991, according to biographical details issued at a 2007 U.S. Institute of Peace briefing, he was appointed as Deputy Minister of Defence for Operations. The biographical details said that he 'was responsible for reestablishing civilian control over the Liberian army and established an urban response team to counter urban terrorism.' He served in this position until 1994. In 1993-94, he served as commander ...more on Wikipedia

Birthplace: Liberia

Nationality: Liberia

Charles Taylor is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous Politicians from Liberia
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Charles McArthur Ghankay Taylor is a Liberian former politician who was the 22nd President of Liberia, serving from 2 August 1997 until his resignation on 11 August 2003. Born in Arthington, Montserrado County, Liberia, Taylor earned a degree at Bentley College in the United States before returning to Liberia to work in the government of Samuel Doe. After being removed for embezzlement, he eventually arrived in Libya, where he was trained as a guerilla fighter. He returned to Liberia in 1989 as the head of a Libyan-backed resistance group, the National Patriotic Front of Liberia, to overthrow the Doe regime, initiating the First Liberian Civil War. Following Doe's execution, Taylor gained ...more on Wikipedia

Birthplace: Arthington, Liberia, Liberia

Nationality: Liberia

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