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Johnson-Sirleaf, Ellen, 1938-

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Personal name headingJohnson-Sirleaf, Ellen, 1938-
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Variant(s)Sirleaf, Ellen Johnson
Associated countryLiberia
Birth date1938-10-29
Place of birthMonrovia (Liberia)
AffiliationUniversity of Colorado Liberia. Treasury Department Harvard University World Bank Liberian Bank for Development and Investment Liberia. President
Madison (Wisconsin) Business College
Profession or occupationPresidents Politicians
Women Nobel Prize winners
Found inHer The outlook for commercial bank lending ... 1991: t.p. (Ellen Johnson Sirleaf)
Wikipedia, July 18, 2008 (Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, b. Oct. 29, 1938), President of Liberia. Served as Minister of Finance under President William Tolbert from 1979 until the 1980 coup d'état, after which she left Liberia and held senior positions at various financial institutions. Placed a distant second in the 1997 presidential election. Elected President in 2005, took office on January 16, 2006. Johnson-Sirleaf, often referred to as the "Iron Lady", is Africa's first elected female head of state.)
Dictionary of African Biography, accessed May 12, 2015, via Oxford African American Studies Center database: (Johnson Sirleaf, Ellen; president; born 29 October 1938 in Monrovia, Liberia; the first woman elected president of an African country; awarded scholarship from the government to advance her education in Madison Business College, United States (1962); was appointed to the Treasury Department, Liberia; received BA in economics, University of Colorado, Boulder, United States and a master's degree in Public Administration, Harvard. She arrived back in Liberia and was appointed deputy minister of finance; became a loan officer in the World Bank, and later was appointed the minister of finance, the first woman to hold such a position (1979). She was appointed president of the Liberian Bank for Development and Investment; she spent the next fifteen years in exile working for Citibank in Kenya, at the World Bank, and as an Assistant Secretary-General for the United Nations Development Program. She returned to Liberia to run for the presidency in the first postwar election; she headed the Governance Reform Commission; she was inaugurated as Liberia's twenty-ninth president (2006))
Associated languageeng