Rocheforte Lafayette Weeks

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Rocheforte Lafayette Weeks (1923–1986) was an Americo-Liberian politician, diplomat and university president in Liberia. Weeks was the Secretary of Liberian Delegation to the United Nations General Assembly in 1954 and 1955. From 1960 to 1972, Weeks was President of the University of Liberia and from 1961 until 1972, he was Special Consultant for Liberia to UNESCO. He was foreign minister under President William R. Tolbert, Jr. in 1972 and 1973. He was preceded by Joseph Rudolph Grimes and was replaced by Charles Cecil Dennis. From 1973 to 1976, he was Managing Director of the Technico-Auriole Engineering Company. From 1976 to 1982, Weeks was the Special Maritime representative to the United States after which, Weeks retired to Liberia where he died in 1986. Dr Rocheforte Lafayette Weeks Life Sketch