Famous Visitors: President of Liberia

Charles D.B. King, 17th President of Liberia (1920-1930), with his entourage on the steps of the Peace Palace. Dated Thursday 29 September 1927.

Charles Dunbar Burgess King (1875-1961) was a politician in Liberia of Americo-Liberian and Freetown Creole descent. He was a member of the True Whig Party, which ruled the country from 1878 until 1980. In his capacity as President, he attended the 1919 Paris Peace Conference and the accompanying First Pan-African Congress.

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