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Daniel Edward Howard
Daniel Edward Howard

Liberia

Daniel Edward Howard (August 4, 1861 July 9, 1935) was president of Liberia from 1912 to 1920.


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Created: 22nd Jul 2008
Modified: 22nd Jul 2008
Professional Information
Position:
President
Working primarily in:
Liberia

Description of Work:
Howard was elected president in 1911 and assumed office on January 1, 1912. With the outbreak of World War I, he attempted to maintain the country's neutrality, though he tended to support the Allies, whose colonial territories in Africa surrounded Liberia. Despite German protests, he allowed the French to operate a wireless station in the capital, Monrovia. Realizing that their complaints were in vain, the Germans sent a submarine to attack the city in 1917, forcing the reluctant Howard to side with the Allies and declare war on Germany.

Howard remained in office for two years after the war's end. He died in Monrovia in 1935.
Biographical Information
Daniel Edward Howard
(At a Glance)
Gender: male
Place of Origin: Liberia
Born in the town of Buchanan, Grand Bassa County, Howard worked his way up through the civil service to become secretary of the True Whig Party, the country's only political party at the time. (source wikipedia)



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