Former Liberian Chief Justice Is Deat At 85

The Former Minister of Justice of Liberia and Honorary Consul General to the Kingdom of Sweden, Cllr. Lawrence A. Morgan, is dead. Cllr. Morgan past away on Saturday, July 23, 2008 at the John F. Kennedy Medical Hospital following a after a brief illness. He was 85.

According to Foreign Ministry statement, prior to his demise, Cllr. Morgan held several high distinct positions in Government and private sector including Liberia Honorary Consul General to the Kingdom of Sweden, Senior Senator and Superintendent of Grand Bassa County and a Professor of Law at the Louis Arthur Grimes School of Law, University of Liberia.

He also received various distinctions including Star of Africa, Order of Visa (Swedish), Knight Grand Band (KGB) and Knight Commander.

He was a member of Liberian Government delegation to All African People Congress held in Accra, Ghana and also delegation to Nigeria, Ivory Coast, Sierra Leone, Ethiopia, Egypt and Guinea, as well as Europe and the United States of America.

Meanwhile, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs has also announced that the funeral activities over the remains of Cllr. Morgan will take place as follow: At 3:00pm on Friday, August 15, 2008, the body of the deceased will be removed from the Samuel A. Striker Pallor and taken to the Capitol where he will lie in the Rottener for an hour.

The body will be taken to the First United Methodist Church on Ashmun Street the same day, for a night of wake keeping beginning at 5:00pm while funeral service over the deceased will take place on Saturday, August 16, 2008.

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