Daniel Bashiel Warner
|Daniel Bashiel Warner|
|3rd President of Liberia|
January 4, 1864 – January 6, 1868
|Vice President||James M. Priest|
|Preceded by||Stephen Allen Benson|
|Succeeded by||James Spriggs Payne|
|5th Vice President of Liberia|
January 2, 1860 – January 4, 1864
|President||Stephen Allen Benson|
|Preceded by||Beverly Page Yates|
|Succeeded by||James M. Priest|
|3rd Secretary of State|
|President||Joseph Jenkins Roberts|
|Preceded by||John N. Lewis|
|Succeeded by||James Skivring Smith|
April 19, 1815|
Baltimore County, Maryland, United States
December 1, 1880 65) (aged|
Daniel Bashiel Warner (April 19, 1815 – December 1, 1880) served as the 3rd President of Liberia from 1864 to 1868. Prior to this, he served as the 5th Vice President of Liberia under President Stephen Allen Benson from 1860 to 1864, and as the 3rd Secretary of State in the cabinet of Joseph Jenkins Roberts from 1854 to 1856.
Warner, an African-American, was born on Hookstown Road in Baltimore County, Maryland to a father who was a farmer and ex-slave who acquired his freedom one year before Warner was born.
Warner's date of birth is unclear. Some records show that he was born on April 19, 1815. However, American Colonization Society documents list him as age nine when he emigrated to Liberia, with eight relatives, on the ship Oswego in 1823. That would put his birth year as 1814.
He also wrote the lyrics to the Liberian national anthem, which the country officially adopted when it got independence from the American Colonization Society in 1847.
Warner's main concern as President were his government's relationship with the area's indigenous people, particularly those in the interior of the country. He organized the first expedition into the dense forest, led by Benjamin J. K. Anderson. In 1868, Anderson traveled into Liberia's interior to sign a treaty with the king of Musardo. He took careful notes describing the peoples, the customs, and the natural resources of those areas he passed through, writing a published report of his journey. Using the information from Anderson's report, the Liberian government moved to assert limited control over the inland region.
- "Death Of A Liberian President,New York Times, March 13, 1881
- Roll Of Emigrants That Have Been Sent To The Colony Of Liberia, Western Africa, By The American Colonization Society And Its Auxiliaries, To September 1843
- Emma Jones Lapsansky Werner & Margaret Hope Bacon. Back To Africa
- American Colonization Society, "Information About Going To Liberia With Things Which Every Emigrot Ought To Know", 1852
- Michele Mitchell, Righteous Propaganda
- Streissguth, Thomas. Liberia In Pictures
Stephen Allen Benson
|President of Liberia
| Succeeded by|
James Spriggs Payne
Beverly Page Yates
|Vice President of Liberia
| Succeeded by|
James M. Priest