23rd President of Liberia

Moses Z. Blah was born in Toweh Town, Liberia, Blah was ambassador to Libya and Tunisia after Taylor was elected in 1997. He joined and trained with Taylor; also served with him during Liberia's civil war. He became VP under Pres. Charles Taylor administration. Taylor was indicted June 2003 for war crimes; he resigned in Aug. 2003. Blah became President Aug. 11-Oct 14 2003, when a United Nations-backed transitional government, headed by Gyude Bryant, was sworn in.