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Dr. Angie Elizabeth Brooks

Dr. Angie Elizabeth Brooks

Angie Elizabeth Brooks born was a Liberian diplomat and jurist. She is notable for being the only African Woman President of the United Nations General Assembly. She was also the second woman from any nation to head that position.

In 1954 she became Liberia’s Permanent Representative to the United Nations, where much of her work involved the transformation of former colonial states into independent countries. In 1969, she was chosen as the President of the General Assembly and took office in 1970.

She also served as Assistant Secretary of State of Liberia. Her tenure as Permanent Representative ended in 1977, when she was appointed an Associate Justice of the Supreme Court of Liberia. Nominated by President Tolbert on 4 May and taking office two days later, she was the first woman to serve on the Supreme Court of Liberia.

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