19th Pres. of Liberia-Liberian

WilliamTubman (1944-1971). He was regarded as the "father of modern Liberia". His presidency was marked by the influx of foreign investment and its modernization. During his tenure, Liberia experienced a period of prosperity. While Liberia's ally, the United States, had already used Liberia as a military base, it was not until January 27, 1944, that Liberia renounced its neutrality and declared war on Germany and Japan. In April 1944, Liberia signed the Declaration by United Nations.