Short Biography: Clara Barton

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Clarissa Harlowe Barton better known as Clara Barton. Clara was a shy little girl growing up she was born on December 25,1821 in oxford, Massachusetts. As she grew older she spent much of her life in service of others and created an organization that still helps people today, The Red Cross. She was an educator,nurse and then founded Red Cross. She was an educator and opened a free public school in New Jersey. She moved to Washington D.C. to work in the US patent office as a clerk in the civil war she was the first clerk in the united states and in her early childhood she loved helping others. .She wrote a book “The Story of my Childhood” and was published in 1907. She went to Clinton Liberal Institute in New York. SHe was outspoken advocate
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