Joseph Jenkins Roberts

1809 - 1876

Joseph Jenkins Roberts

Joseph Jenkins Roberts (March 15, 1809 – February 24, 1876) was an African-American merchant who emigrated to Liberia in 1829, where he became a noted politician. Elected as the first (1848–1856) and seventh (1872–1876) President of Liberia after independence, he was the first man of African descent to govern the country, serving previously as governor from 1841 to 1848. Born free in Norfolk, Virginia, Roberts emigrated as a young man with his mother, siblings, wife, and child to the young West African colony. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Joseph Jenkins Roberts has received more than 363,856 page views. His biography is available in 30 different languages on Wikipedia making him the 9,370th most popular politician.

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Among politicians, Joseph Jenkins Roberts ranks 9,322 out of 14,801Before him are Antonio Ascari, Petar Stoyanov, Prince Arthur of Connaught, Paul Levi, Kalevi Sorsa, and Abd al-Rahman al-Bazzaz. After him are Tlepolemus, Richard Huelsenbeck, Mpande kaSenzangakhona, Bas of Bithynia, Nie Rongzhen, and Hermes da Fonseca.

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Among people born in 1809, Joseph Jenkins Roberts ranks 35Before him are Leopoldo O'Donnell, 1st Duke of Tetuán, Robert Cornelius, Friedrich Ferdinand von Beust, Hannibal Hamlin, Kit Carson, and Karl Koch. After him are Jean-Hippolyte Flandrin, Jules Favre, Johann Heinrich Blasius, Louis Charles Delescluze, James David Forbes, and Edward FitzGerald. Among people deceased in 1876, Joseph Jenkins Roberts ranks 30Before him are Adolphe-Théodore Brongniart, Infanta Isabel Maria of Braganza, Friedrich Christian Diez, Giacomo Antonelli, Karl Eichwald, and Manuel Blanco Encalada. After him are Aleksander Fredro, Harriet Martineau, George Smith, Adolph Tidemand, Johann Löwenthal, and Edward William Lane.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Joseph Jenkins Roberts ranks 3,343 out of 12,171Before him are Kateri Tekakwitha (1656), Tony Randall (1920), Ellen Barkin (1954), Lee Krasner (1908), Althea Gibson (1927), and William Baldwin (1963). After him are Kerry King (1964), Freddie Hubbard (1938), Jeanne Tripplehorn (1963), David Janssen (1931), Paul Guilfoyle (1949), and Luther Burbank (1849).

Among POLITICIANS In United States

Among politicians born in United States, Joseph Jenkins Roberts ranks 217Before him are Lou Henry Hoover (1874), Richard Mentor Johnson (1780), Jack Sharkey (1902), Edith Head (1897), Dean Rusk (1909), and Sanford B. Dole (1844). After him are James F. Byrnes (1882), James E. Webb (1906), Moses Finley (1912), Lunalilo (1835), Bob Dole (1923), and Dolley Madison (1768).