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Gov’t Announces Death Of Ex-Council Of State Chair Perry

MONROVIA, January 12 (LINA) - The Liberian Government has announced with profound regrets the death in her 77th year of Madam Ruth Sando Fahnbulleh Perry, former chair of the Council of State of Liberia.

According to a Foreign Ministry release issued here Thursday, Madam Perry died at the home of her son in Columbus, Ohio, United States of America early Sunday morning, January 8.

She served as the third Interim Chair of the Council of State during the country’s civil crisis from September 3, 1996 to August 2, 1997.

She succeeded Professor Wilton G. S. Sankawulo and presided over the transition of power to Mr. Charles Taylor following the 1997 special elections.

As a civilian chair of the five-member Council of State, Madam Perry served along with warring faction leaders Charles Taylor of the National Patriotic Front of Liberia; Alhaji G. V. Kromah of the United Liberation Movement of Liberia for Democracy and Dr. George Boley of the Liberia Peace Council as well as two other civilian members, Mr. Oscar Quiah and Chief Tamba Tailor.

Funeral arrangements for the late Honorable Ruth Sando Fahnbulleh Perry will be announced later, the release said.

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