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.
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