21st Pres. of Liberia

Samuel K. Doe(1980-1986) until his assassination in 1990. On April 12, 1980, Doe led a military coup, killing President William R. Tolbert, Jr., in the Exec. Mansion. Twenty-six of Tolbert's supporters were also killed in the fighting. Thirteen members of the Cabinet were publicly executed ten days later. Thus ended 133 years of Americo-Liberian political domination.