Laura Clifford Barney


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Laura Clifford Dreyfus-Barney born Cincinnati, OH November 30, 1879 (d. 1974). Baha’i leader. Promoted League of Nations and United Nations. Fluent in Farsi and French. Nurse with American Ambulance Corps, 1914-15, and American Red Cross in France, 1916-18. Representative of International Council of Women at League of Nations and UN; only woman appointed by League Council to Education Committee, 1926. Headed committee to promote peace through film and radio. Active in Institute on World Organization planning for postwar organizations, including UNICEF.


"But in our faith, we are to conquer the enemy by wisdom and love." (the woman Qurrat’l-‘Ain, in her play “God’s Heroes”, 1909, p. 36; photo