Party’s Vice National Chairman, former Maryland Senator James N.
Anderson, succeeded True Whig Party (TWP) National Chairman Goodridge. Interestingly,
prior to Anderson's elevation, and upon President Tolbert’s
instigation, the TWP’s constitution was amended to create the position
of second vice chairman. Subsequently, President Tolbert, Standard
Bearer of the TWP, called on the Party to elect one vice chairman from
one of the older counties (i.e. coastal counties) and the other from one
of the newer counties (i.e. the Hinterland counties). And he added,
“since Montserrado County is the seat of Government and since the
National Chairman is not from Montserrado, one of the vice chairmen
should be nominated from Montserrado”. (MICAT Press Service, August 23,
1976, p. 6/7).