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Garretson W. Gibson

Liberian politician

Died when: 77 years 341 days (935 months)
Star Sign: Taurus


Garretson W. Gibson

Garretson Warner Gibson (20 May 1832 – 26 April 1910) was the 14th president of Liberia from 1900 to 1904.Born in Baltimore, Maryland, United States, his family emigrated to Liberia in 1845.

After receiving an education in mission schools, he returned to Maryland to study theology.Ordained a priest, he served as rector of the Episcopalian Trinity Church in Monrovia.

He also served as Chaplain of the Liberian Senate.Later, he served as President of the Trustee Board of Liberia College and at one time President of the college.

Gibson began his political life as a justice of the peace.With the election of William D.Coleman as president in 1896, Gibson was appointed .

He was secretary of state when Coleman resigned in 1900, and because there was no vice-president, Gibson was chosen to succeed him.

He won his own term later that year and served until 1904.Gibson died in Monrovia on 26 April 1910.He was the last Liberian president to have been born in the United States.

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