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Liberian minister of foreign affairs

Ernest Eastmen, former Liberian minister of foreign affairs. Recipient Several decorations, including Knight Great Band, Humane Order of African Redemption.


Eastmen, Ernest was born on March 27, 1930 in Monrovia. Daughter of H. Nathan and Nathan (Payne) Eastmen.


Educated, College West Africa. Educated, Oberlin College, Ohio. Educated, Columbia University.


Director Bureau Afro-Asian Affairs, Department State, Under-Secretary State administration, 1964—1967, Under-Secretary of State, 1968—1972. Ambassador to East Africa (Kenya, Lesotho, Madagascar, Tanzania, Uganda, Zambia), 1972—1974. To Far East (Japan, Republican of Korea, Democratic People's Republican of Korea, Philippines, Indonesia, India), 1974—1977.

Secretary-general Mano River Union (Economic and Customs Union for Republican of Liberia, Sierra Leone and Guinea), 1977—1983. Minister Foreign Affairs, Liberia, 1983—1986. Member special missions to president of Dahomey, Niger, Guinea, Ivory Coast, Gambia and United States.

Member, official delegate to international conferences Organization of African Unity, United Nations and Non-Aligned Movement.


  • Other Work

    • Author: A History of the State of Maryland in Liberia, 1957.


Married Salma Mohammedali. 9 children.

H. Nathan Eastmen

Nathan (Payne) Eastmen

Salma Mohammedali