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William V.S Tubman
William V.S Tubman

Liberia

William V.S Tubman was president of Liberia for 27 years (1944 - 1971). He was a descendant of an Americo-Liberian. He is deceased.


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Created: 11th Mar 2008
Modified: 11th Mar 2008
Professional Information
Professional Areas:
Administration
Employer:
Liberian Governmant
Position:
Former President (deceased)
Working primarily in:
Liberia

Description of Work:
Tubman was elected president of Liberia in 1943. He was a very strong ally of America. Liberia became an important country in the supply line of Allied troops during World War II.
Under Tubman's rule, native Liberians and women were enfranchised for the 1951 elections.  He emphasized national unification of the natives and the Americo - Liberians elites and also brought about the Open Door Policy to attract investment. This policy made Liberia at the time to attain the second largest rate of economic growth in the world.
Some point out however that his rule was brutal, cracking down very hard  on opposition. Other Liberians of today think that he was president for so long not to have carried out a significant infrastructural development.

Biographical Information
William V.S Tubman
(At a Glance)
Date of Birth: Nov/29/
Interests: Politics., Law
Location:
  City: Monrovia
Place of Origin: Liberia



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William V.S Tubman was president of Liberia for 27 years (1944 - 1971). He was a descendant of an Americo-Liberian. He is deceased.

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Author: lizydavids37@yahoo.com
Sun Jun 19 15:42:47 2011

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Author: johntyler18
Tue Oct 4 17:29:47 2011

Tubman was a do nothing President. Very corruption, a tyrant and was disrespectful to his peers, the Liberian People and to his very being. It is sad that we still mark the useless fellow birthday (Nov 29), who looting the nation's purse.

Author: johntyler18
Tue Oct 4 17:31:10 2011

Tubman was a do nothing President. Very corruption, a tyrant and was disrespectful to his peers, the Liberian People and to his very being. It is sad that we still mark the useless fellow birthday (Nov 29), who looted the nation's purse.


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