President William V. S. Tubman, The Head of State, Chief Executive, Commander-in-Chief of the Armed Forces, National Standard Bearer of the Party, was born in November 1895 at Harper in Eastern Liberia to an old African-American family.
He was educated at Cape Palmsa Seminary and qualified as a lawyer. He was a recorder in the Monthly and Probate Court, a Collector of Internal Revenues, a Country Attorney, and a Senator for the True Whig Party. In 1928 he became a law preacher in the Methodist Church, thus representing Liberia at a Methodist Conference in Kansas City, United States. He was also the Deputy-President of the Supreme Court and finally he became President of the Republic of Liberia in 1944.
The moment he took office, he extended the vote, reformed the fiscal and legal systems, and traveled widely throughout the country to wield and unify the various elements of the population. He had been elected and re-elected time and again. During his administration, facilities for education and the rise of the people’s standard of living have gradually improved, women have been given the chance to vote and many of them play important roles in the government. Under his administration the country’s economy is steadily rising.
President Tubman is a very intelligent and hard working person. He dominates Liberian internal and external politics. All in all, under his leadership, from the tribal farmer to the businessman, a new spirit moves on in Liberia, a spirit of significant national awakening that can be seen in ever endeavor of life in the country.