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Barclay, Edwin

Born: 1882 AD
Died: 1955 AD

Edwin James Barclay was a Liberian politician.

1901 – Edwin wrote a Liberian patriotic song, "The Lone Star Forever."

1920-1930 – Barclay served as foreign minister and secretary of state of Liberia.

1930-1944 –  He served as Liberian President.

1943 – Edwin Barclay became the first black man to appear as a guest of honor before the United States Congress and be officially introduced from its rostrum.

1944 – Barclay retired and was replaced by William Tubman.