Lenah Higbee

Nurse, Military Person

1874 – 1941

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Who was Lenah Higbee?

Lenah H. Sutcliffe Higbee, was a pioneering Canadian-born United States Navy chief nurse, who served as Superintendent of the U.S. Navy Nurse Corps during World War I, best known for being the first female recipient of the Navy Cross.

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Born
May 18, 1874
Chatham
Also known as
  • Хигби, Лена
Nationality
  • United States of America
Profession
Died
Jan 10, 1941
Winter Park
Resting place
Arlington National Cemetery

Submitted
on July 23, 2013

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