- President Anthony W. Gardiner
Resigned following his handling of a boundary dispute with the British. He was
succeeded by Vice-President Alfred F.
President William D. Coleman (1896-1900)
Resigned after members of his Cabinet, the Legislature and other citizens
expressed dissatisfaction over his interior policy. Since Vice- President J.J.Ross had died, Coleman was succeeded by his
Secretary of State, Garretson W. Gibson.
Charles D.B. King
Following publication of the Christy report, the House of Representatives started the procedure to impeach President King who hastily resigned.
He was succeeded by Secretary of State Edwin Barclay.
- President Charles G. Taylor
Resigned after rebel
forces had taken control of most of the country's territory and following international pressure; he was granted political asylum in
Nigeria by President Obasanjo despite being indicted by the Sierra Leone
War Crimes Tribunal. President Taylor was succeeded by Vice-President
Moses Blah who thus became Liberia's second president of tribal descent,
after Samuel K. Doe.
For the original text of Taylor's resignation on August 11,
2003, see here.