Barclay, Edwin

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Born: 1882 AD
Died: 1955 AD, at 73 years of age.

Nationality: Liberian
Categories: Politician, Presidents


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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