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.