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Counties of Liberia
Counties Bomi - Bong - Gbarpolu - Grand Bassa - Grand Cape Mount - Grand Gedeh - Grand Kru - Lofa - Margibi - Maryland - Montserrado - Nimba - Rivercess - River Gee - Sinoe - Former Division Monrovia District 

Party abbreviations: LPP = Liberian People's Party (est.1985); NDP = National Democratic Party of Liberia (formed by Doe supporters, est.1984); NPP = National Patriotic Party (authoritarian, Taylor supporters, est.1997); UP = Unity Party (centrist, est.1985); Mil = Military;
- Former parties: AP = Administration Party (former Amer. Colon. Soc. leaders, 1840-1867); INPFL = Independent National Patriotic Front of Liberia (split from NPFL, Prince Johnson personalist, 1990-1992); LAP = Liberian Action Party (1985-2009, merged into UP); RP = Republican Party (democratic, TWP opponent, 1867-1876); NPFL = National Patriotic Front of Liberia (anti-Doe militant group, 1998-1997, becomes NPP); TWP = True Whig Party (government party 1878-1980, Americo-Liberian, 1869-1980)

 
Counties

Bomi


Bomi county (Liberia)
                  Adopted 1984?

19 Mar 1984                Bomi County, split from Montserrado.

Superintendents
c.1980's                   J. Darkir Lasana
c.1999                     Alfred B. Anderson
c.2003                     Gbanja Gbor (acting)
c.2004 - 2006              Haja Washington (f)
2006 - 2010                Mohammed Alieu Massaley
Aug 2010 -                 Samuel Folley Brown



Bong

Bong county (Liberia)
                Adopted 29 Nov 1965

26 Jul 1964                Bong County, created from Central province.

Superintendents
1964 - 1968                James Y. Gbarbeyeah                       (d. ....)
1968 - 1971                Augustus W. Korwaya (Korkoryah)
1971 - 1976                Harry A. Greaves
1976 - 1980                Joseph A. Yorwatei (Yorwatel)
1980 - 1983                Bardeh B. Zaza
1983                       Ayun Cassell
1983 - 1990                Venecious K. Vorkpor
1990 - 1994                John Nanjohn Suah
1994 - 1995                Charles K. Too (acting)
1995 - 1997                George S. Mulbah                          (b. 1965)
1997                       A. Wonyon Kulah
1997 - 2002                J. Fulton Dunbar
2002 - 2004                Aloysius Sackie
Aug 2004 - 2006            Daniel F Weetol
2006 - 28 Jan 2011         Ranney Banama Jackson, Sr.
                             (suspended Oct 2008 - Dec 2009)
2008 - 2009                Dan Hartzman (acting?)
28 Jan 2011 - 2012         Lucia F. Herbert (f)                      (b. 1966)
                             (acting to 17 Mar 2011) 
Apr 2012 -                 Selena Polson Mappy (f)


Gbarpolu

Gbarpolu county (Liberia)
                    Adopted 2001

Jan 2001                   Gbarpolu County, split from Lofa.

Superintendents
2001 - 2006                William Seh
2006 - 2012                Gertrude T. Weah Lamine (f)
2012 -                     Allen Gbowee


Grand Bassa

Grand Bassa county (Liberia)
                Adopted 29 Nov 1965

26 Jul 1847                Grand Bassa County

Superintendents
1856
                      Anthony William Gardner (1st time)
1856 - 1860                ....
1860 - 1862                Anthony William Gardner (2nd time)
1862 - 1866                ....
1866 - 1872                Thomas Moore
1872 - 1876                J.D. Preston
1876 - 1877  
              Anthony William Gardner (3rd time)  
1877 - 1879                ....
1879 - 1880
               James Skivring Smith (1st time)    (b. 1825 - d. 1884?)  
1880 - 1883                ....
1883 - 1884                
James Skivring Smith (2nd time)    (s.a.)
1885                       J.H. Fuller
1885 - 1888                ....
1888 - 1892
                James Skivring Smith (3rd time)    (s.a.)
1892 - 1896                C.C. Brown
1896 - 1900                Philip Tyler
1900 - 1904                Joseph D. Summerville
              (b. 1860 - d. ....)
1904 - 1908                D.T. Harris
1908 - 1912                Thomas Moore
1912 - 1920                J.T. Ennis
1920 - 1924                H.A. Page
1924 - 1927  
              James Skivring Smith, Jr.
1927 - 1930                James E. Smith
1930 - 1932                William Bryant
1932 - 1935                Thomas H. Greaves (1st time)
1935 - 1936                J.T. Ennis
1936 - 1943                Edward Lysander Dunn (1st time)
1943 - 1946
               Thomas H. Greaves (2nd time)  
1946 - 1948
               Edward Lysander Dunn (2nd time)  
1948 - 1952                Levi H. Martin
1952 - 1954                George Flamma Sherman
1954 - 1965                Joshua L. Harmon
1965 - 1970                Charles H. Williams
1970 - 1972                Lawrence E. Morgan
1972 - 1976?               Levi R. Johnson
1976 - 1980                Joseph M.N. Gbadyu                 (b. 1933)
1980 - 1986                John Y. Krakue
1986 - 1990                Thomas Johnson
1990 - 1997                ....
1997 - 1999                Grechin Martin-Johnson
1999 - c.2005              Robert T. Vonyegar
.... - ....                Blamoh Nelson

.... - ....                Nathaniel K. Innis (acting)        (b. 1956)
2006 - Jan 2012            Julia Duncan-Cassell (f)
Jan 2012 - Feb 2012        Charles Cole (acting)
Feb 2012 -                 Etweda Gbenyon Cooper (f)



Grand Cape Mount

Grand Cape Mount county
              (Liberia)
                Adopted 29 Nov 1965

26 Jul 1847                Grand Cape Mount County

Superintendents
1856 - 1860                Anthony David Williams, Sr.
1860 - 1861                R.L. Stryker
c.1862                     Thomas Hunter
c.1868/69                  Abram Blackford
1872 - 1873                Joseph W. Diggs (1st time)
1874 - 1874                Joseph W. Diggs (2nd time)
c.1879                     Joseph W. Diggs (3rd time)
1881 - 1889                Robert James Benjamin Watson
                             (1st time)
1890 - 1891                Daniel Ware
1892                       Jacob Hoff (1st time)
1892 - 1894                C. Willis Houston
1894 - 1896                Jacob Hoff (2nd time)
1897 - 1907                Robert James Benjamin Watson
                             (2nd time)
1907 - 19..                Richard W.A. Gordon
c.1918 - c.1924            Reginald A. Sherman
192. - 192.                T. Elwood Davis (1st time)
1929 - 1933?               Isaac A. David, Sr.                  (b. 1891 - d. 1946)
c.1935                     Charles H. Marshall
1936 - 19..                T. Elwood Davis (2nd time)
19.. - 1945                Julius C Johns
1945 - c.Jul 1951          Frank F. Gailor (1st time)
1953 - 1956                Frank F. Gailor (2nd time)
1960 - 196.                M. Fahnbulleh Jones
196. - 196.                John D. Gray
196. - 196.                Edward D.E. Hoff
1964 - 1970                John H. Harvey                       (b. 1913 - d. 1977)
c.Aug 1971 - 1976          James W. Hunter
c.1976                     Abraham C. Jackson
1976 - 12 Apr 1980         Henry Boima Fahnbulleh, Sr.
1980 - 1986                John Hezekiah Bowen                  (b. 19.. - d. 2010)
1986? - 1987               Henry A. Konuwa                      (b. 1928 - d. 2013)
1987 - ....                Irene Jaleiba Paasewe (f) (acting)   (b. 1926 - d. 2012)
2004 - 2006                David Kiazolu
2006 - 2012                Catherine Watson-Khasu (f)
Apr 2012 -                 Imam Mohammed Paasewe


Grand Gedeh

[Grand Gedeh county
              (Liberia)]
                Adopted 29 Nov 1965

26 Jul 1964                Grand Gedeh County (formerly Eastern province).

Superintendents
26 Jul 1964 - 1971         Moses Poka Harris, Sr.               (b. 1913 - d. 2003)
1971 - 1972                John G. Rancy
1972 - 1977                Albert T. White
1977 - 1978                J. Kudar Jarry (T. Kudah Jarry)
1978 - 1980                John Pehee Beh
1980 - 1983                Washington W. Garley
1983 - c.1985              Johnny G. Garley
19.. - 19..                Collins Teah
1997 - 2005?               Ruth Milton (f)
2005 - 2006?               Brown Tardy
2006 - 2012                Christopher Beh Bailey
2008                       Tarley Dweh (acting for Bailey)
2012 -                     Peter L. Solo


Grand Kru

 [Grand Kru county
              (Liberia)]
                      Adopted 1984?

19 Jul 1984                Grand Kru County, split from Maryland.

Superintendents
1980's                     Daniel B. Bedell
198. - 2006                ....
Jan 2006 - Aug 2011        Rosalind T. Sneh (f)
Aug 2011 -                 Elizabeth Dempster (f)
                             (acting to 2012)



Lofa

Lofa county (Liberia)
                Adopted 29 Nov 1965

26 Jul 1964                Lofa County

Superintendents
1964 - 1968                Robert H.Q. Kennedy, Sr.
1968 - 1972                Dominic D. Ballayan
1972 - 1976                Edward Sumo Jones
1976 - 1980                Thomas N. Brimah
1980 - 1982                Henry Marvie
1982 - 1983                John S. Acquoi
1983 - c.1990              Gayflor Y. Johnson
c.1990 - 2006              ....
Jan 2006 - 2012            Garlakpai Woizee Kortimai
Jun 2012 -                 George S. Dunor


Margibi

Margibi county
              (Liberia)
                  Adopted 1985?

13 Dec 1985                Margibi County, formed from parts of Montserrado.

Superintendents
1980's                     Amos G. Bohn
bf.2001                    Samuel Napoleon Smith
c.2005 - 200.              Flasher Garjuan Chideryou             (b. 1949)
2006 -                     Levi Z. Piah



Maryland

Maryland county (Liberia)
                Adopted 29 Nov 1965

28 Feb 1857                Maryland County

Superintendents
1857 - 1867                Joseph T. Gibson                    (b. 1823 - d. ....)
1867/69                    Charles Harmon
18.. - 18..                James Benjamin Dennis               (b. 1819 - d. ....)
c.1870                     Auburn Tuman
c.1876                     James A. Tuning
187. - 1879                Fletcher
1879 - 18..                Joseph P. Gibson
c.1897                     James W. Ashton
1907 - 1909                F.O. Thorne
c.1915 - c.1919            G.T. Brewer
1920 - 1928                Allen N. Yancy                      (b. 1881 - d. 19..)
c.1934 - c.1940            Harold Fredericks
1944 - 1952                George Tillman Brewer, Sr.
c.1955/57                  W. Fred Gibson
19.. - 19..                S.R.N. Elliott
c.1960 - 1963?             Theo Milton
c.1963 - 1967              J. Hilary Brewer
1967 - c.1969              James Daniel Anderson (1st time)
c.1970 - 1971?             John Dennis
1971 - 16 Jul 1977
        James Daniel Anderson (2nd time)
16 Jul 1977 - 1978?        Nathan Barnes (acting)
1978 - 1980                L. Cox
1980 - 1982                Joseph D. Cooper
1982                       G. Wanhleh Elliot
1982 - 1992                ....
c.1990                     David Y. Mehn (or Hne)
1992 - 1994                Samuel Kwah Mensah                   (d. 1994)
1994 - 1997                ....
1997 - 1999                Victor Walker
1999 - c.2003              Horatio Dan Morias
200. - 200.                Lancelot Clarke
bf.2006                    Sunny Toe Peter
Apr 2006 - 2009            Sie Teba Neufville
2009 - 2012                J. Gbleh-bo Brown  
2012 -                     Nazarene Brewer Tubman (f)



Montserrado

 
Montserrado county (Liberia)
                Adopted 29 Nov 1965

26 Jul 1847                Montserrado County
1922 - 19 Jul 1973         Commonwealth District of Monrovia


Superintendents of Montserrado
1870 - 1871                Hopkins W. Erskine
1871                       Jacob M. Moore
c.1892                     Thomas C. Lomax

1900 - 1904                Daniel E. Howard                      (b. 1861 - d. 1935)
1904 - 1907                James A. Railey
c.1916                     James J. Morris
Commissioners of Commonwealth District of Monrovia

1922 - 19..                J. Samuel Dennis
1920's                     Gabriel M. Johnson
19.. - 19..                James J. Minor
19.. - 19..                Jacob Samuel Melton
c.1950                     E.S. Freeman
c.1954                     P.C. Parker
1956 - 1969                Nathan C. Ross                        (b. 1916? - d. 2003)
1970 - 1973                Ellen A. Sandimanie (f)
Superintendents of Montserrado

1971 - 1976                Alfred B. Anderson
1976 - 1980                Samuel N. Smith
1980? - 1982               Sam Davies
1982 - 198.                Franklin G. Smith
1986 - 1991                Rupel E. Marshall, Sr.
2002/03                    Julius S. Parker
c.2005 - 2006              Josephine George-Francis (f)
Apr 2006 - May 2010        Nyenekon Beauty Snoh-Barcon (f)
May 2010 -                 Grace Tee-Kpaan (f)



Nimba


                Adopted 29 Nov 1965

....                       Central Province
26 Jul 1964                Nimba County organized.


Commissioners
1914 - 1917                Samuel Smith   
1917 - 1918                Boimah Sandimani  
1918 - 1922                A.R. Draper   
1922 - 1928                David Carter  
1928                       Scott Montgomery  
1928 - 1930                Samuel Gardner   
1930 - 1931                Joseph Watson  
1931 - 1932                J. Reeves
1932 - 1940                George Dunbar  
1940 - 1941                E.C. Jones   
1941 - 1942                J.K. Padmore  
1942 - 1945                Oscar S. Norman
1945 - 1948                Stephen S. Togba  
1948 - 1949                J. Marsh   
1949 - 1950                J.S. Milton
1950 - 1951                Daniel T. Bropleh
1951 - 1952                Samuel T. Voker  
1952 - 1960                Allen H. Williams  
1960 - 1964                Charles H. Williams
Superintendents
1964 - 1968                Gabriel G. Farngalo
1968 - 1972                Samuel T. Voker
1972 - 1974                David G. Dwanyen
1974 - 1977                David M. Toweh
1977 - 1980                Joseph Fulton Dunbar
1980 - 1981                Robert G. Saye                      (d. 1982)
1981 - 1983                J
oseph N. Farngalo
1983 - 1986                J. Gonda Walkie   
1986 - 1990                Stephen Daniels    
1990                       Jackson J. Paye 
1991 - 1993                Henry B. Barhn 
1993 - 1994                Princeton Monmia  
1994 - 1998                Edward K. Mineh
1998 - 1999                James D. Zota, Sr.
1999 - 2001                S. Yarlor  Saywon  
2001 - 2003                Rachel M. Yeaney (f)
2003 - 2006                Harrison S. Karnwea, Sr.   
2006 - 2009                Robert S. Karmen

26 Sep 2009 - Aug 2011     Edith Gongloe-Weh (f)
Aug 2011 -                 Christina Duo Dagadu (f)



Rivercess

Rivercess county (Liberia)
                    Adopted 1985?

18 Apr 1985                 Rivercess County, split from Grand Bassa.

Superintendents
1980's                      Jimmy H. Cooper
19.. - 1995                 Daniel Grigsby                    (d. 1995)
1995? - 1997                Franco B.S. Grimes
1997 - 199.                 Wallace Joe (acting)
1999 - Jan? 2005            Jasper Ben
c.2002                      Benjamin Gee (acting for Ben)
Dec 2005 - 2006             Jay Jonathan Banney
Apr 2006 - Sep 2007         Francis S. Paye
Sep 2007 - Dec 2007         John K. Zogar (acting)
Dec 2007 - 2009             B. Rancy Ziankahn
2009 -                      Wellington Geevon-Smith



River Gee

River Gee county (Liberia)
                    Adopted 2000

Jun 2000                   River Gee County, split from Grand Gedeh.

Superintendents
2000 - 2006                Christian Snorteh Chea
2006 - 2009                J. Karku Sampson
Oct 2009 - Mar 2010        William Quaye
Mar 2010 -                 Daniel Johnson



Sinoe

Sino county (Liberia)
                Adopted 29 Nov 1965

26 Jul 1847                Sinoe County

Superintendents
1847 - 1851                Richard E. Murray
1851 - 1853                Washington Moulton
1853 - 1858                Stephen H. Crayton
1858 - 1863                Chancy Curk
1863 - 1869                William McDonals
1869 - 1873                Henry W. Strawter
1873 - 1877                W.M. Witherspoon

1877 - 1885                John N. Lewis
1885 - 1890                Jacob J. Ross
1890 - 1892                John Hoff                
1892 - 1894                J.K.P. Greene  
1894 - 1896                B.W. Frazier
1896 - 1901                S.S. Raynes
1901 - 1906                Sheley R. Miller
1906 - 1912                H. Calvin Birch
1912 - 1916                Joseph J.W. Tones
1916 - 1919                Francis J. Grante
1919 - 1922                Clarence O. Tuning, Sr.
1922 - 1927                Samuel J. Grigsby
1927 - 1929                Isaac W. Roberts
1929 - 1932                Elkanah A. Monger
1932 - 1934                James W. Roberts
1934 - 1936                Stephen H. Dickerson
1936 - 1938                Samuel J.C. Davies
1938 - 1943                Thomas E. Cess Pelham
1943 - 1948                Thomas W. Draper
1948 - 1952                Harrison Grigsby
1952 - 1961                James Edward Greene    
1961 - c.1966              Claudius Major
c.1968/72                  Perry Greene
c.1976                     Nelson Broderick Lewis
1976 - 1980                J. Dominique Bing
1980? - 1982               David T. Norman (or Nomo?)
1982 - 198.                Samuel Bai Taylor
1985 - 19..                Joseph N. Douglas
c.1999 - c.2002            Wilhemina Davis (f)
200. - 200.               
James Davies                           (b. 1947)
Apr 2006 - 2009            Sylvester Grigsby  
2009 - Aug 2009            Augustine Swen (acting)
Aug 2009 -                 J. Milton Teahjay



Monrovia District


[Monrovia flag (Liberia)]

 8 Feb 1922            
   Commonwealth District of Monrovia, split from Montserrado County.
16 Aug 1973                Re-incorporated into Montserrado County.

Commissioners
1922 - 19..                J. Samuel Dennis
1920's                     Gabriel M. Johnson
19.. - 19..                James J. Minor
19.. - 19..                Jacob Samuel Melton
c.1950                     E.S. Freeman
c.1949/1954                P.C. Parker
1956 - 1970                Nathan C. Ross                       (b. 1916? - d. 2003)
 6 May 1970 - Jul 1973     Ellen A. Sandimanie (f)






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