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Samuel Kanyon Doe
Birth: May 6, 1950
Death: Sep. 9, 1990

Liberian President. Became president of Liberia in 1980 when he engineered a military coup that ousted and killed President William Tolbert. During his first years in office, Doe quickly developed an affinity with the U.S. government, especially during the administration of Ronald Reagan. He openly supported U.S. Cold War foreign policy in Africa during the 1980s, and once even challenged diplomats to a fist fight when they criticized the U.S. in his presence. He remained president until 1990 when a former ally Charles Taylor led a rebellion against his rule. Doe was captured and brutally tortured to death. His execution was videotaped and widely circulated. His body was thrown into a mass grave. (bio by: Erik Lander) 
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Originally Created by: Erik Lander
Record added: Sep 11, 2005
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Samuel Kanyon Doe
Added by: Erik Lander
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- Pipedreamer
 Added: May. 6, 2014
If only Liberia would still have you. They wouldnt be suched a screwd up country.
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 Added: Jul. 28, 2013

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