Minister of Foreign Affairs (Liberia)

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Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Liberia is a cabinet minister in charge of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Liberia, responsible for conducting foreign relations of the country.

Originally called the "Secretary of State", the position assumed its current name in 1972.[1]

The following is a list of officeholders since the founding of Liberia in 1848:[2]

No. Name
(Birth–Death)
Portrait Tenure
Secretaries of State (1848–1972)
1 Hilary Teague
(1805–1853)
No image.png 1848–1850
2 John N. Lewis No image.png 1850–1854
3 Daniel Bashiel Warner
(1815–1880)
Daniel Warner2.jpg 1854–1856
4 James Skivring Smith
(1825–1892)
SkivringSmith.jpg 1856–1860
5 Edward Wilmot Blyden
(1832–1912)
(1904) E.W. Blyden.jpg 1860–1862
6 J. W. Blacklege No image.png 1862–1864
7 James E. Moore No image.png 1864–1871
8 Hilary R. W. Johnson
(1837–1901)
Hilary Johnson2.jpg 1871–1874
9 W. A. Johnson No image.png 1874–1878
(5) Edward Wilmot Blyden
(1832–1912)
(1904) E.W. Blyden.jpg 1878–1888
10 William M. Davies No image.png 1888–1890
11 Ernest J. Barclay No image.png 1890–1892
Arthur Barclay
(1854–1938)
Acting Secretary
Arthur Barclay.jpg 1892
12 Garretson W. Gibson
(1832–1910)
Garretson Gibson2.jpg 1892–1900
13 Walter van Dyke Gibson No image.png 1900–1904
14 Hilary Wilmot Travis No image.png 1904–1908
15 F. E. R. Johnson No image.png 1908–1912
16 Charles D. B. King
(1875–1961)
CBD King of Liberia.jpg 1912–1920
17 Edwin Barclay
(1882–1955)
Edwin Barclay portrait.jpg 1920–1930
18 Louis Arthur Grimes
(1883–1948)
No image.png 1930–1934
19 Clarence Lorenzo Simpson
(1896–1969)
No image.png 1934–1943
20 Gabriel Lafayette Dennis
(1896–1954)
No image.png 1944–1953
21 Momolu Dukuly
(1903–1980)
No image.png 1954–1960
22 Joseph Rudolph Grimes
(1923–2007)
No image.png 1960–1972
Ministers of Foreign Affairs (1972–present)
1 Rocheforte Lafayette Weeks
(1923–1986)
No image.png 1972–1973
2 Cecil Dennis
(1931–1980)
No image.png 1973–1980
3 Gabriel Baccus Matthews
(1948–2007)
No image.png 1980–1981
4 Henry Boimah Fahnbulleh
(b. 1949)
No image.png 1981–1983
5 Ernest Eastman
(1927–2011)
No image.png 1983–1986
6 John Bernard Blamo
(b. 1935)
No image.png 1986–1987
7 Joseph Rudolph Johnson
(b. 1938)
No image.png 1987–1990
(3) Gabriel Baccus Matthews
(1948–2007)
No image.png 1990–1993
8 Momoly Sirleaf No image.png 1993–1994
9 Dorothy Musuleng-Cooper
(1930–2009)
No image.png 1994–1995
(8) Momoly Sirleaf No image.png 1995–1996
10 Monie Captan
(b. 1962)
No image.png 1996–2003
11 Lewis Brown
(b. 1965)
No image.png 2003
12 Thomas Nimely
(b. 1956)
No image.png 2003–2006
13 George Wallace
(b. 1938)
No image.png 2006–2007
14 Olubanke King Akerele
(b. 1946)
Olubanke King Akerele 080627-F-1644L-202.jpg 2007–2010
15 Toga G. McIntosh
(b. 1942?)
No image.png 2010–2012
16 Augustine Kpehe Ngafuan
(b. 1970)
No image.png 2012–2015
17 B. Elias Shoniyin No image.png 2015–2016
18 Marjon Kamara
(b. 1949)
No image.png 2016–present

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Brief History of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs". mofa.gov.lr. Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Liberia. Retrieved 21 May 2012. 
  2. ^ "Foreign ministers L-R". rulers.org. B. Schemmel. Retrieved 11 April 2017.