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.

David Kpormakpor
Chairman of the Council of State of Liberia
In office
7 March 1994 – 1 September 1995
DeputyMohammed Sherif
Isaac Musa[1]
Preceded byAmos Sawyer
Succeeded byWilton Sankawulo
Personal details
Born28 September 1935
Bomi County, Liberia
Died19 August 2010 (aged 74)

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.[2]


  1. ^ "Chiefs of State and Cabinet members of foreign governments / National Foreign Assessment Center. Sep-Dec 1994". hdl:2027/mdp.39015073049036.
  2. ^ "David Kpomakpor Dies". The Liberian Observer. August 23, 2010. Archived from the original on July 16, 2011. Retrieved 2010-08-24.
Preceded by Chairman of the Council of State of Liberia
Succeeded by