J. J. Dossen

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J. J. Dossen
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16th Vice President of Liberia
In office
January 1, 1906 – January 1, 1912
PresidentArthur Barclay
Preceded byJoseph D. Summerville
Succeeded bySamuel George Harmon
8th Chief Justice of Liberia
In office
Nominated byDaniel Edward Howard
Preceded byJames A. Toliver
Succeeded byF. E. R. Johnson
Personal details
Bornc. 1866
Maryland County, Liberia
DiedAugust 17, 1924
Monrovia, Liberia
Political partyTrue Whig Party

James Jenkins Dossen (c.1866 – August 17, 1924)[1]) was a Liberian politician and jurist, serving as the Vice President of Liberia[2] from 1906 to 1912 under President Arthur Barclay.[1] He was elected president of the Liberia College in 1913,[2] and associate judge of the Supreme Court of Liberia for 10 years,[1] before holding the position of Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of Liberia for 13 years.[1][2] The J.J. Dossen Memorial Hospital in Harper, Maryland County, the only hospital in south-eastern Liberia,[3] is named after him.


  1. ^ a b c d Marcus Garvey; Robert A. Hill (1983). The Marcus Garvey and Universal Negro Improvement Association Papers - Volume V: September 1922-August 1924. University of California Press. ISBN 0-520-05817-8.
  2. ^ a b c Louis R. Harlan; Raymond W. Smock (1980). Booker T. Washington Papers - Volume 9: 1906-8. University of Illinois Press. p. 779. ISBN 0-252-00771-9.
  3. ^ "Doctors without Borders in Liberia". Andrew Schechtman. Archived from the original on April 4, 2008. Retrieved March 15, 2008.
Political offices
Preceded by
Joseph D. Summerville
Vice President of Liberia
1906 – 1912
Succeeded by
Samuel Alfred Ross
Legal offices
Preceded by
James A. Toliver
Chief Justice of Liberia
1912 – 1924
Succeeded by
F. E. R. Johnson