Enoch Dogolea (1951 – 24 June 2000) was a Liberian politician, who served as the 27th Vice President of Liberia from August 2, 1997 until his death on June 24, 2000 under President Charles Taylor. He was Charles Taylor’s deputy for most of the First Liberian Civil War and then, following Taylor’s election as president, served as the country’s Vice President from 1997 until his death in 2000. He died after falling into a coma in Abidjan, Côte d’Ivoire, where he had been taken a week before due to illness, according to the government. Taylor ordered an autopsy to counter rumors that Dogolea was killed.
Born on June 5, 1952, in Deatuo, Nimba County, he was a teacher and clergyman. Educated through elementary school in his town of birth, partially under his uncle and pastor Dahnqua, he graduated from Zorzor Rural Teacher Training Institute (ZRTTI). Dogolea came under the influence of the Mid-Mission missionaries of the Baptist Church, underwent Bible training and became a minister of that denomination in 1978. Beginning in 1976, he was a teacher in Nimba County for more than a decade.
In the aftermath of the foiled coup by General Thomas Quiwonkpa against the government of President Samuel K. Doe, Dogolea found himself in exile and soon became a part of the National Patriotic Front of Liberia (NPFL) led by Charles Taylor.