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Joseph Jenkins Roberts

Joseph Jenkins Roberts Biography

Politician


ABOUT
Politician who became Liberia's first President after the country became independent in 1947. He was later re-elected as it's 7th President in 1872.
BEFORE FAME
He and his family emigrated to Liberia in 1829 and he later opened a trading store in Monrovia.

FAMILY LIFE
He married Jane Rose Waring.
ASSOCIATED WITH
He and Ellen Johnson both served as President of Liberia.
TRIVIA
When he died, he left $10,000 and his estate to the education system of Liberia.

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