Ruth Perry, Liberian politician, Died at 77


Ruth Sando Fahnbulleh Perry was born on July 16, 1939, and died on January 8, 2017.
She was a Liberian politician.
Perry served as the interim Chairwoman of the Council of State of Liberia from 3 September 1996 until 2 August 1997, following the First Liberian Civil War.
Upon playing eleven international peace attempts between 1990 and 1995 to end the civil war in Liberia, the attempts appeared to succeed.
The interim Council of State consisted of a civilian chair, as well as members of warring factions: Charles Taylor, United Liberation Movement of Liberia for Democracy-K leader Alhaji Kromah, Liberia Peace Council leader George Boley, and two other civilians.
He was known for being the first female president of Liberia and of contemporary Africa as a whole.
Additional, Liberia also has the distinction of electing Ellen Johnson Sirleaf as the first elected female African leader in modern times.
She came from a rural area of Grand Cape Mount County, Liberia, the daughter of Marjon and AlHaji Semila Fahnbulleh.
Ruth married McDonald Perry, a judge, and legislator and they had seven children.
When her children grew up, Perry worked in the Monrovia office of Chase Manhattan Bank in 1971 and taught at a Sande school as an elder.
Ruth Perry passed away at 77 years old.