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Abeodu Bowen Jones

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Abeodu Bowen Jones
Born23-03-1934
Robertsport
NationalityLiberia
Known forLiberian History, diplomacy

Abeodu Bowen Jones (23 March 1934) is a Liberian diplomat, civil-servant and historian. She served as permanent representative of Liberia to the United Nations from 1981-84.[1][2]

Biography[edit | edit source]

Jones was educated at Cuttington College in Liberia and at Northwestern University in the United States, where she received a PhD in History in 1962. She served as minister for postal affairs from 1975-77 and minister of health and social welfare from 1977-78 in Liberia. She was the permanent representative to the United Nations for Liberia from 1981-84.[3]  

Historian[edit | edit source]

From 1971 until 1999 she also served as a member for the International Scientific Committee for the Drafting of the UNESCO Eight-volume General History of Africa. She specializes in Liberian history and was a professor of history at the University of Liberia and an associate professor of history at Chicago State University.[4]


Important works[edit | edit source]

Grand Cape Mount County: An historical and cultural study of a developing society in Liberia (1964)

(co-editor) The Official Papers of William V. S. Tubman (1968).

The Republic of Liberia in History of West Africa Volume Two (1974) - J.F.A. Ajayi and Michael Crowder

References and footnotes[edit | edit source]

  1. "Abeodu Bowen Jones". Encyclopedia Britannica. Retrieved 2019-01-25.
  2. The encylopedia Britannica states she was the representative from 1981-85, however, the Historical Dictionary of Liberia and other sources state the date as 1981-84.
  3. Elwood., Dunn, D. (2001). Historical dictionary of Liberia : D. Elwood Dunn, Amos J. Beyan, Carl Patrick Burrowes. Beyan, Amos Jones., Burrowes, Carl Patrick. (2nd ed.). Lanham, Md.: Scarecrow Press. ISBN 9781461659310. OCLC 860625596.
  4. Ade., Ajayi, J. F. (1971–74). History of West Africa;. Crowder, Michael, 1934-1988,. [London]: Longman. ISBN 0582645182. OCLC 389201.CS1 maint: Date format (link)


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