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Clarissa Harlowe Barton, or Clara, as she preferred to be called, was born in Massachusetts on Christmas Day in 1821. Almost from the start, she was doing things that women of her time were not supposed to do. She was a teacher when most teachers were men. She started her own school in Bordentown, New Jersey, in 1853. She was one of the first women to be employed by the federal government, working as a clerk in the US Patent Office.