For the basketball player and Converse shoe salesman see Chuck Taylor
Charles Taylor (born January 28, 1948) was from 1997 to 2003 the dictator of Liberia. During the First Civil War in Liberia he was a Warlord. In the 1990s he was elected as president but after a second civil war and the challenge of George W. Bush he was forced to resign. In his tenure he was criticized for the infringement of freedom of the press and the detention of political prisoners. In 2013 he was sentenced for 50 years prison.