Minister of Foreign Affairs (Liberia)

Minister of Foreign Affairs of the
Republic of Liberia
Incumbent
Sara Beysolow
since 9 February 2024
Ministry of Foreign Affairs
TypeForeign minister
Member ofThe Cabinet
SeatTubman Boulevard, Monrovia
NominatorThe President
AppointerThe President
Term lengthNo fixed term
Constituting instrumentLiberian Constitution of 1847
Inaugural holderHilary Teague
Formation1848
DeputyHenry Boimah Fahnbulleh
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The Minister of Foreign Affairs is a cabinet minister of Liberia in charge of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, a government ministry responsible for conducting foreign relations of the country.

Originally called the "Secretary of State", the position assumed its current name in 1972.

Between 1848 and 1981, every officeholder came from Montserrado County, Liberia's most populous county. The first individual to fill the post from outside of Montserrado was H. Boimah Fahnbulleh, Jr., who was originally from Grand Cape Mount County.

List of officeholders

Source:

Status
 Denotes acting officeholder
No. Portrait Name
(Birth–Death)
Tenure Title
1 Hilary Teague
(1802–1853)
1848–1850 Secretary of State
2 John N. Lewis 1850–1854
3 Daniel Bashiel Warner
(1815–1880)
1854–1856
4 James Skivring Smith
(1825–1892)
1856–1860
5 Edward Wilmot Blyden
(1832–1912)
1860–1862
6 J. W. Blacklege 1862–1864
7 James E. Moore 1864–1871
8 Hilary R. W. Johnson
(1837–1901)
1871–1874
9 W. A. Johnson 1874–1878
(5) Edward Wilmot Blyden
(1832–1912)
1878–1888
10 William M. Davies 1888–1890
11 Ernest J. Barclay 1890–1892
Arthur Barclay
(1854–1938)
1892
12 Garretson W. Gibson
(1832–1910)
1892–1900
13 Walter van Dyke Gibson 1900–1904
14 Hilary Wilmot Travis 1904–1908
15 F. E. R. Johnson 1908–1912
16 Charles D. B. King
(1875–1961)
1912–1920
17 Edwin Barclay
(1882–1955)
1920–1930
18 Louis Arthur Grimes
(1883–1948)
1930–1934
19 Clarence Lorenzo Simpson
(1896–1969)
1934–1943
20 Gabriel Lafayette Dennis
(1896–1954)
1944–1953
21 Momolu Dukuly
(1903–1980)
1954–1960
22 Joseph Rudolph Grimes
(1923–2007)
1960–1972
23 Rocheforte Lafayette Weeks
(1923–1986)
1972–1973 Minister of Foreign Affairs
24 Cecil Dennis
(1931–1980)
1973–1980
25 Gabriel Baccus Matthews
(1948–2007)
1980–1981
26 Henry Boimah Fahnbulleh
(born 1949)
1981–1983
27 Ernest Eastman
(1927–2011)
1983–1986
28 John Bernard Blamo
(born 1935)
1986–1987
29 Joseph Rudolph Johnson
(born 1938)
1987–1990
(25) Gabriel Baccus Matthews
(1948–2007)
1990–1993
30 Momoly Sirleaf 1993–1994
31 Dorothy Musuleng-Cooper
(1930–2009)
1994–1995
(30) Momoly Sirleaf 1995–1996
32 Monie Captan
(born 1962)
1996–2003
33 Lewis Brown
(born 1965)
2003
34 Thomas Nimely
(born 1956)
2003–2006
35 George Wallace
(born 1938)
2006–2007
36 Olubanke King Akerele
(born 1946)
2007–2010
37 Toga G. McIntosh
(born 1942?)
2010–2012
38 Augustine Kpehe Ngafuan
(born 1970)
2012–2015
B. Elias Shoniyin 2015–2016
39 Marjon Kamara
(born 1949)
2016–2018
40 Gbehzohngar Milton Findley
(born 1960)
2018–2020
Henry Boimah Fahnbulleh
(born 1949)
2020
41 Dee-Maxwell Saah Kemayah, Sr.
(born 1965)
2020–2024
42 Sara Beysolow 2024–present

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