Nathaniel Barnes

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Milton Nathaniel Barnes (born 6 April 1954) is a Liberian politician and member of the Liberian Destiny Party (LDP).

Early life and educational achievements[edit]

Born Milton Nathaniel Barnes in Monrovia, Liberia, he graduated from high school at the College of West Africa before spending a term at the University of Liberia.[1] He worked as an intern in Liberia's banking system before eventually going to the United States for college, he earned a degree in the United States at Rider University in 1978 and an MBA from Pace University in 1979.[1] On May 15, 2009, Barnes received an honorary Doctorate of Laws degree from Rider University in Lawrenceville, NJ. Barnes received his award from Dr. Mordechai Rozanski, President of the University.

Political career[edit]

Barnes was Minister of Finance under President Charles Taylor from 1999 to 2001. Running as the LDP presidential candidate in the 11 October 2005 elections, Barnes placed 12th out of 22 candidates, receiving 1.0% of the vote.[2] From 2006 to 2008, he served as the Permanent Representative of Liberia to the United Nations, and from 2008 to 2010 he served as Liberian Ambassador to the United States.[3]


  1. ^ a b "Candidates for President in Election 2005". TLC Africa. Retrieved 2008-09-02.
  2. ^ Elections in Liberia, African Elections Database.
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