William Tolbert

1913 - 1980

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William Richard Tolbert Jr. (13 May 1913 – 12 April 1980) was the 20th President of Liberia, a position he held from 1971 until 1980, when he was killed in a coup d'état led by Samuel Doe. Trained as a civil servant, he entered the country's House of Representatives in 1943 for the True Whig Party, then the only established party in the country. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of William Tolbert has received more than 285,474 page views. His biography is available in 33 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 29 in 2019). William Tolbert is the 8,170th most popular politician (up from 9,104th in 2019), the 5th most popular biography from Liberia and the 4th most popular Liberian Politician.

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Among politicians, William Tolbert ranks 8,170 out of 15,710Before him are Agnello Participazio, Ermengol I, Count of Urgell, Luis Somoza Debayle, William VII, Landgrave of Hesse-Kassel, Ernest of Bavaria, and Milan Martić. After him are Valentin Inzko, Odvar Nordli, Vitale II Michiel, Sher Ali Khan, Fredrik Reinfeldt, and Yolande of Dreux, Queen of Scotland.

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Among people born in 1913, William Tolbert ranks 119Before him are Tadao Horie, Alfonso López Michelsen, Alfred Bester, Donald Maclean, Neelam Sanjiva Reddy, and Trevor Howard. After him are Nikolai Amosov, Tikhon Khrennikov, Hajo Herrmann, Elisaveta Bykova, Mouloud Feraoun, and Albert Cossery. Among people deceased in 1980, William Tolbert ranks 101Before him are Celia Sánchez, Barbara O'Neil, Toyen, Salah al-Din al-Bitar, Franco Basaglia, and Yahya Khan. After him are Erich Hückel, Hellmuth Walter, Katia Mann, Luigi Longo, Oskar Kummetz, and Zygmunt Berling.

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In Liberia

Among people born in Liberia, William Tolbert ranks 5 out of 18Before him are Ellen Johnson Sirleaf (1938), George Weah (1966), Charles Taylor (1948), and Samuel Doe (1951). After him are Charles D. B. King (1875), Leymah Gbowee (1972), William Tubman (1895), Edwin Barclay (1882), Moses Blah (1947), Gyude Bryant (1949), and Ziad Fazah (1954).

Among POLITICIANS In Liberia

Among politicians born in Liberia, William Tolbert ranks 4Before him are Ellen Johnson Sirleaf (1938), Charles Taylor (1948), and Samuel Doe (1951). After him are Charles D. B. King (1875), William Tubman (1895), Edwin Barclay (1882), Moses Blah (1947), and Gyude Bryant (1949).