Past Chief Justices

THE CHIEF JUSTICES OF THE SUPREME COURT REPUBLIC OF LIBERIA
FROM 1848 TO PRESENT

The Supreme Court has had Twenty-Five (25) Chief Justices since 1848 to present and they are as follow:

               NAME TERM OF TENURE
His Honor Samuel Benedict 1848-1856
His Honor John Day 1856-1861
His Honor Boston J. Drayton 1861-1864
His Honor Edward J. Roye 1865-1868
His Honor Cyrus Louis Parsons 1869-1894
His Honor Zachariah B. Roberts 1895-1910
His Honor James Archibald Toliver 1911-1913
His Honor James Jenkins Dossen 1913-1924
His Honor Frederick E. R. Johnson 1924-1933
His Honor Louis Arthur Grimes 1933-1949
His Honor Martin Nemle Russell 1950-1958
His Honor Eugene Himie Shannon 1958-1958
His Honor Dash Wilson 1958-1971
His Honor James A. A. Pierre 1971-1980
His Honor Emmanuel M. Gbalazeh 1980-1986
His Honor James N. Nagbe 1986-1987
His Honor Chea Cheapoo 1987
His Honor Emmanuel M. Gbalazeh 1987-1990
His Honor James Henrique Pearson 1992
His Honor James Garretson Bull 1993-1996
Her Honor Frances Johnson Morris 1997
Her Honor Gloria Musu Scott 1997-2003
His Honor Henry Reed Cooper 2003-2005
His Honor Johnnie N. Lewis 2006-2012
 
  • Only two (2) females have served as Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of the Republic of Liberia
  • Total number of Chief Justices since 1848 – present twenty five (25):
  • Males         –     23
  • Females     –     2