Samuel Benedict

Samuel Benedict (1792–1854) was a Liberian politician and jurist who served as the 1st Chief Justice of Liberia.wikipedia
12 Related Articles

Chief Justice of Liberia

Chief Justice10th12th
Samuel Benedict (1792–1854) was a Liberian politician and jurist who served as the 1st Chief Justice of Liberia.

Liberian Declaration of Independence

Declaration of Independencedeclares its independenceIndependence
He was one of Montserrado County's delegates at the convention and a signer of the Liberian Declaration of Independence.
1. Samuel Benedict

Liberia

🇱🇷Republic of LiberiaLBR
Samuel Benedict (1792–1854) was a Liberian politician and jurist who served as the 1st Chief Justice of Liberia.

Georgia (U.S. state)

GeorgiaGAState of Georgia
He was born a slave in the U.S. state of Georgia in 1792, and purchased his freedom and that of his family.

American Colonization Society

colonizationColonization SocietyColony of Liberia
He later presided over the Liberian Constitutional Convention of 1847, which officially provided Liberia's independence from the American Colonization Society.

Montserrado County

MontserradoMontserrado 1
He was one of Montserrado County's delegates at the convention and a signer of the Liberian Declaration of Independence.

Joseph Jenkins Roberts

President RobertsJ. J. RobertsJ.J. Roberts
Representing the Anti-Administration Party (AAP), Benedict was defeated by longtime political foe Joseph Jenkins Roberts in the 1847 election to serve as Liberia's first president.

Supreme Court of Liberia

Supreme CourtLiberian Supreme CourtChief Justice
Benedict later became the first Chief Justice of the Liberian Supreme Court.

Monrovia

Monrovia, Liberiacapital cityChristopolis

1847 Liberian general election

1847 electionsLiberian general election
The result was a victory for Governor Joseph Jenkins Roberts of the Pro-Administration Party, who defeated Samuel Benedict of the Anti-Administration Party.