The lead academic in the political science department at Stanford during the time in 1940 that JFK attended (not for credit) classes, including Professor Barclay’s course “Contemporary World Problem.
In addition, by happenstance, Barclay and JFK were close neighbors as JFK in September, 1940 rented the “Cottage” which was a guest house behind the apartment building that Barclay lived in at 624 Mayfield Avenue in Stanford, California. Their landlady was Gertrude Gardiner.
Many decades later Barclay recalled,
“I saw him every day, got to know him, and liked him very much…. He didn’t take any work for credit but he attended classes: he attended some of my classes, especially the seminar course in A-1.”