Coleman, William David (Liberia)(born: 1842 - died: 1908)
William D. Coleman, born in Fayette County, KY, was a slave who gained his freedom and then settled in Liberia, Africa. Coleman was Vice President of Liberia before becoming its 12th president (1896-1900). He first completed President J. J. Cheeseman's term and was then elected to the presidency.
For more see The Fascinating Story of Black Kentuckians, by A. A. Dunnigan; The Political and Legislative History of Liberia, by C. H. Huberich; William David Coleman, a Liberia Past and Present website