Clara Barton

To be added to the History Hall of Fame

Clara Barton

Clara Barton is one of the most honored women in American History. She risked her life to help soldiers in any way she could and founded the American Red Cross in 1881. She spent her whole life serving others before herself.

Clara Barton - Mini Biography


Clara Barton was born on December 25, 1821 in Oxford Massachusetts. She was a teacher, she worked in the U.S. Patent Office, and she was a nurse during the Civil War. Clara became the first president of the American Red Cross in 1881. She was never married and was called an improper women because of this but that never stopped her from doing what she loved.

Clara's Accomplishments

American Red Cross

Clara Barton's greatest achievement was founding the American Red Cross. She dedicated her life to it. The Red Cross supported the families of soldiers, fed and supplied soldiers, rebuilt communities after natural disasters such as floods, and helped families in need.
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Clara's Death

Clara died on April 12, 1912 at the age of 90 in Glen Echo, Maryland. Without her our country would not be the way it is today.