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Charles McArthur Ghankay Taylor (born 28 January 1948) is a Liberian politician and convicted war criminal. He was the 22nd President of Liberia from 2 August 1997 until his resignation on 11 August 2003.
|22nd President of Liberia|
2 August 1997 – 11 August 2003
|Preceded by||Ruth Perry (Chairperson of the Council of State)|
|Succeeded by||Moses Blah|
Charles McArthur Taylor
28 January 1948
Arthington, Montserrado County, Liberia
|Political party||People's Redemption Council (expelled in 1983) |
(m. 1979; div. 1997)
(m. 1997; div. 2006)
Victoria Addison (m. 2002)
|Children||14, including Charles|
|Alma mater||Bentley University|
|Occupation||Warlord, Former Head of State|
|Years of service||1989-2003|
|Conviction(s)||Crimes against humanity including, acts of terrorism, murder, atrocities against personal dignity, rape, slavery, mutilation, use of children under the age of 15 in armed forces or groups, or use them to actively participate in hostilities, looting and other acts inhuman|
|Criminal penalty||50 years in prison|
|March 29th, 2006|
|Imprisoned at||HM Prison Frankland|
- Quist-Arcton, Ofeibea (11 August 2003). "Liberia: Charles Ghankay Taylor, Defiant And Passionate To The End". allAfrica.com. Retrieved 18 January 2008.
- Agencies (2003-08-11). "Liberian president Taylor steps down". The Guardian. ISSN 0261-3077. Retrieved 2020-02-28.