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Clara Barton
  • 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.

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