One of the founding members of the defunct People’s Redemption Council (PRC), which was headed by Samuel K. Doe; William S. Gould is dead following a protracted illness.
According to his daughter, Joelter Gould Toe who is residing in the United States, and posted the news on Face Book, a social network online, said this sad event occurred on September 6, 2014 at his home in Accra, Ghana after a protracted illness.
The late Gould was amongst seventeen enlisted men of the Armed Forces of Liberia that brutally overthrown Liberia’s 19th President, Rev. Dr. William Richard Tolbert, Jr.,in a bloody coup on the early morning of April 12th, 1980 for what they called ‘Rampant Corruption’ carried out by his Government during his reign as head of state of Liberia.
After taken over the Country, the PRC government which rule the Country with similar situation short-lived its existence after its leader, Samuel K. Doe was killed on September 9, 1990, he rule from 1980 to 1990.
The late Liberian leader served as chairman of the People's Redemption Council and de facto head of state from 1980 until his election as the 21st President of Liberia in 1985. He was the first indigenous head of state in Liberian history.