Edwin Barclay (1930 - 1944). Under h

Edwin Barclay (1930 - 1944). Under his leadership, Liberia was an ally of the U.S.A. during World War II. Edwin Barclay's paternal grandparents moved from Barbados to Liberia with their children in 1865. Edwin's father, Ernest Barclay, and uncle, Arthur Barclay, were also important Liberian politicians. In 1901, at the age of 19, Edwin wrote a Liberian patriotic song, "The Lone Star Forever." Barclay and his wife Euphemia's foster son, George Arthur Padmore, became the Liberian ambassador.