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us: Johnson-Sirleaf, Ellen, 1938-


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  • Variants

    • us: Sirleaf, Ellen Johnson
  • Additional Information

    • Birth Date

        (edtf) 1938-10-29
    • Birth Place

        (naf) Monrovia (Liberia)
    • Associated Locale

        (naf) Liberia
    • Has Affiliation

        • Organization: (naf) University of Colorado
        • Organization: (naf) Liberia. Treasury Department
        • Organization: (naf) Harvard University
        • Organization: (naf) World Bank
        • Organization: (naf) Liberian Bank for Development and Investment
        • Organization: (naf) Liberia. President
    • Organization

        (naf) University of Colorado
    • Organization

        (naf) Liberia. Treasury Department
    • Organization

        (naf) Harvard University
    • Organization

        (naf) World Bank
    • Organization

        (naf) Liberian Bank for Development and Investment
    • Organization

        (naf) Liberia. President
    • Has Affiliation

        • Organization: Madison (Wisconsin) Business College
    • Organization

        Madison (Wisconsin) Business College
    • Gender

        female
    • Associated Language

        eng
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  • Earlier Established Forms

      Sirleaf, Ellen JohnsonSirleaf, Ellen Johnson
  • Sources

    • found: Her The outlook for commercial bank lending ... 1991: t.p. (Ellen Johnson Sirleaf)
    • found: Wikipedia, July 18, 2008 (Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, b. Oct. 29, 1938), President of Liberia. Served as Minister of Finance under President William Tolbert from 1979 until the 1980 coup d'├ętat, after which she left Liberia and held senior positions at various financial institutions. Placed a distant second in the 1997 presidential election. Elected President in 2005, took office on January 16, 2006. Johnson-Sirleaf, often referred to as the "Iron Lady", is Africa's first elected female head of state.)
    • found: Dictionary of African Biography, accessed May 12, 2015, via Oxford African American Studies Center database: (Johnson Sirleaf, Ellen; president; born 29 October 1938 in Monrovia, Liberia; the first woman elected president of an African country; awarded scholarship from the government to advance her education in Madison Business College, United States (1962); was appointed to the Treasury Department, Liberia; received BA in economics, University of Colorado, Boulder, United States and a master's degree in Public Administration, Harvard. She arrived back in Liberia and was appointed deputy minister of finance; became a loan officer in the World Bank, and later was appointed the minister of finance, the first woman to hold such a position (1979). She was appointed president of the Liberian Bank for Development and Investment; she spent the next fifteen years in exile working for Citibank in Kenya, at the World Bank, and as an Assistant Secretary-General for the United Nations Development Program. She returned to Liberia to run for the presidency in the first postwar election; she headed the Governance Reform Commission; she was inaugurated as Liberia's twenty-ninth president (2006))
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    • 2016-04-19: revised
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