|21st President of Liberia|
6 January 1986 – 9 September 1990
|Vice President||Harry Moniba|
|Preceded by||Himself as Chairman of People's Redemption Council|
|Succeeded by||Amos Sawyer (interim)|
|Chairman of the People's Redemption Council|
12 April 1980 – 6 January 1986
|Preceded by||William Tolbert as President|
|Succeeded by||Himself as President|
|Born||6 May 1951|
|Died||9 September 1990 (aged 39)|
|Cause of death||Murder by torture|
|Resting place||Body lost or destroyed|
|Political party||National Democratic|
|Spouse(s)||Nancy Bohn Doe|
(married c. 1968–1969)
|Alma mater||Seoul National University |
University of Liberia
|Branch/service||Armed Forces of Liberia|
|Years of service||1969–1985|
|Battles/wars||First Liberian Civil War|
Samuel Kanyon Doe (6 May 1951 – 9 September 1990) was a Liberian politician. He was the Liberian leader from 1980 to 1990, first as a military leader and later as a civilian. He was in charge of the violent coup d'état in April 1980 that left him de facto head of state. He orders to kill then-president William Tolbert.
Civil war and death[change | change source]
A civil war began in December 1989. Rebels entered Liberia through Ivory Coast, capturing and removing Doe from power on 9 September 1990. He was then tortured and murdered by the orders of Prince Johnson.
References[change | change source]
- Dunn, Elwood D.; Beyan, Amos J.; Burrowes, Carl Patrick (2000-12-20). Historical Dictionary of Liberia. Scarecrow Press. ISBN 9781461659310.
- "Samuel K. Doe | president of Liberia". Encyclopedia Britannica. Retrieved 2019-05-14.
- "Liberia : Samuel Doe, death washed down with a Budweiser". The Africa Report.com. 2021-11-10. Retrieved 2021-12-20.