- Name: Clara Barton
- Born: 12/25/1821
- Died: 04/12/1912 (90 years old)
- Occupation: Nurse, humanitarian, founder and first president of the American Red Cross
Clarissa Harlowe Barton (December 25, 1821 – April 12, 1912) was a pioneering American nurse who founded the American Red Cross. She was a hospital nurse in the American Civil War, a teacher, and patent clerk. Nursing education was not very formalized at that time and she did not attend nursing school, so she provided self-taught nursing care. Barton is noteworthy for doing humanitarian work and civil rights advocacy at a time before women had the right to vote. She was inducted into the National Women’s Hall of Fame in 1973.
Birth Name: Clarissa Harlowe Barton
Alias: Clarissa Harlowe Barton
Birth Place: North Oxford, Massachusetts, U.S.
Death Place: Glen Echo, Maryland, U.S.
Clara Barton quotes :
I may be compelled to face danger, but never fear it, and while our soldiers can stand and fight, I can stand and feed and nurse them.Clara Barton
I have an almost complete disregard of precedent, and a faith in the possibility of something better. It irritates me to be told how things have always been done. I defy the tyranny of precedent. I go for anything new that might improve the past.Clara Barton