Agents and governors of Liberia

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Map of the Colony of Liberia, 1839.

The following is a list of agents and governors of Liberia, consisting of fourteen agents and two governors of the American Colonization Society from 1822 until Liberian independence in 1847. The last governor, Joseph Jenkins Roberts also served as the first President of Liberia of Liberia after independence was won.

The colors indicate the ethnicity of each agent or governor.

List of Agents and Governors of Liberia[edit]

No. Name Took office Left office Ethnicity Position
Cape Mesurado Colony
1 Eli Ayers No image.png December 15, 1821 April 25, 1822 White Colonial Agent
2 Frederick James No image.png April 25, 1822 June 4, 1822 Black
3 Elijah Johnson No image.png June 4, 1822 August 8, 1822 Black
4 Jehudi Ashmun Jehudi Ashmun.png August 8, 1822 April 2, 1823 White
(3) Elijah Johnson No image.png April 2, 1823 August 14, 1823 Black
(4) Jehudi Ashmun Jehudi Ashmun.png August 14, 1823 August 15, 1824 White
Colony of Liberia
(4) Jehudi Ashmun Jehudi Ashmun.png August 15, 1824 March 26, 1828 White Colonial Agent
5 Lott Cary Lott Cary.jpg March 26, 1828 November 8, 1828 Black
6 Colston Waring No image.png November 8, 1828 December 22, 1828 Black
7 Richard Randall No image.png December 22, 1828 April 19, 1829 White
8 Joseph Mechlin, Jr. No image.png April 19, 1829 February 27, 1830 White
9 John Anderson No image.png February 27, 1830 April 12, 1830 Black
10 Anthony D. Williams No image.png April 13, 1830 December 4, 1830 Black
(8) Joseph Mechlin, Jr. No image.png December 4, 1830 September 24, 1833 White
11 George McGill No image.png September 24, 1833 January 1, 1834 Black
12 John B. Pinney No image.png January 1, 1834 May 10, 1835 White
13 Nathaniel Brander No image.png May 10, 1835 August 12, 1835 Black
14 Ezekiel Skinner No image.png August 12, 1835 September 25, 1836 White
(10) Anthony D. Williams No image.png September 25, 1836 April 1, 1839 Black
Commonwealth of Liberia
15 Thomas Buchanan Thomas Buchanan.gif April 1, 1839 September 3, 1841 White Governor
16 Joseph Jenkins Roberts[A] Joseph Jenkins Roberts.jpg September 3, 1841 January 3, 1848 Black
[A] Became the first president of Liberia in January 1848

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  • Karnga, Abayomi (1926). History of Liberia. D.H. Tyte & Co. 
  • Cahoon, Ben (2000). "Leaders of Liberia". www.worldstatesmen.org. Archived from the original on 9 April 2008. Retrieved 2008-03-21.