Samuel Alfred Ross

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Samuel Alfred Ross[1] was an Americo-Liberian politician and journalist born October 29, 1870 in Sinoe County, Greenville, Liberia.[2] He was the son of the former Vice President J.J. Ross, an immigrant from the U.S. state of Georgia. Samuel Alfred Ross served as Vice President of Liberia during the administration of President Charles D.B. King from 1920-1924. He also served in the Liberian Senate in 1910, and as the country's Attorney General in 1912.[2]

After his political career, Ross was associate editor of the African Agricultural World from 1927 to 1929, and was postmaster general from 1928 until his death. A Presbyterian, Samuel Alfred Ross was educated at Lincoln University in Pennsylvania during the late 1880s.[2] Ross died on December 10, 1929, in Liberia.[2]


  1. ^ sometimes spelled Samuel Alford Ross or S.A. Ross
  2. ^ a b c d Burrowes, Carl Patrick (2004). Power and Press Freedom in Liberia, 1830-1970: The Impact of Globalization and Civil Society on Media-government Relations. Africa World Press. pp. 159–160. ISBN 1-59221-294-8.
Political offices
Preceded by
Samuel George Harmon
Vice President of Liberia
Succeeded by
Henry Too Wesley