Clara Barton

Nurse, Hall of fame inductee

1821 – 1912

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Who was Clara Barton?

Clarissa Harlowe "Clara" Barton was a pioneer American teacher, patent clerk, nurse, and humanitarian. At a time when relatively few women worked outside the home, Barton built a career helping others. One of her greatest accomplishments was founding the American Red Cross. This organization helps victims of war and disasters. She was never married, but had a relationship with John J. Elwell.

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Born
Dec 25, 1821
Oxford
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Religion
  • Unitarian Universalism
Nationality
  • United States of America
Profession
Lived in
  • Maryland
Died
Apr 12, 1912
Glen Echo

Submitted
on July 23, 2013

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