David D. Kpormakpor

David Donald Kpormakpor (28 September 1935 – 19 August 2010) was a Liberian politician and the first Chairman of the Council of State that ruled Liberia from 7 March 1994 until 1 September 1995 during the height of the First Liberian Civil War.

Born in Bomi County, Kpormakpor graduated from the Louis Arthur Grimes School of Law of the University of Liberia. He later served as an Associate Justice on the Supreme Court of Liberia.

During the civil war, Kpormakpor was chosen as the civilian chair of the Council of State, which also included members representing warring factions in an attempt to end the war. Following a year of political stalemate, Kpormakpor and the Council of State disbanded and were succeeded by another council headed by Wilton Sankawulo.

Kpormakpor later moved to the United States, residing on Staten Island. He died in New York City in 2010.[1]


  1. "David Kpomakpor Dies". The Liberian Observer. August 23, 2010. Retrieved 2010-08-24.
Preceded by
Dr. Amos Sawyer
Chairman of the Council of State of Liberia
Succeeded by
Wilton G. S. Sankawulo

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