Wesley Johnson

Biographical information

RolesCompeted in Olympic Games
Full nameWesley Momo•Johnson
Used nameWesley•Johnson
Born27 May 1944 in Banjor, Monrovia, Montserrado (LBR)
Died9 July 2021
Measurements168 cm / 58 kg
NOC Liberia


Liberian Wesley Johnson was an athlete who represented Liberia in the 100m and 200m sprints at the 1964 Summer Olympics in Tokyo. He studied at the Monrovia College and also earned a degree in accountancy from St. Frances College and obtained an MBA from the Long Island University, USA. In August 2003, Johnson, was appointed deputy leader of the transitional government headed by late Chairman Charles Gyude Bryant.

Ambassador Johnson represented the party at the Liberian peace conference in Accra, Ghana and was elected by the other delegates to become Vice-Chairman of a new transitional government and became de facto Vice President of Liberia from 2003-06. Johnson also taught accounting and financial management at various church-owned universities in Monrovia and at the state-run University of Liberia and in the early 1980s he served as a consul at the Liberian embassy in Washington D.C.

Personal Bests: 100 – unknown; 200 – 22.3 (1965).


Games Discipline (Sport) / Event NOC / Team Pos Medal As
1964 Summer Olympics Athletics LBR Wesley Johnson
100 metres, Men (Olympic) AC h9 r1/4
200 metres, Men (Olympic) 6 h3 r1/4
400 metres, Men (Olympic) DNS