17th Pres. of Liberia-Liberian

Charles Dunbar Burgess King(1920-1930). Americo-Liberian of Freetown Creole descent, was Att. Gen. 1904-1912, and Sec of State (1912) until elected Pres.-1920. He attended the 1919 Paris Peace Conf. and the accompanying First Pan-African Congress. A supporter of reform, he supported the patronage machine and dominance of the True Whig party. Firestone Rubber Co. began exporting rubber from Liberia in 1934, - obtained a concession to lease land 1926. The economy became dependent on it.