Kate Barnard

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Birthday
23, 1875
Birthplace
Nebraska
Death Date
Feb 23, 1930 (54)
Birth Sign
Gemini
Birthday
23, 1875
Birthplace
Nebraska
Death Date
Feb 23, 1930 (54)

About

Famous as the first female elected official in the state government of Oklahoma, she served two terms as Oklahoma Commissioner of Charities and Corrections.

Before Fame

After graduating from St. Joseph's Academy in the late 1800s, she briefly worked as a schoolteacher.

Trivia

While in office as Commissioner of Charities and Corrections, she worked to make education compulsory; to end child labor; and to help the poor and abused.

Family Life

The child of Rachel and John Sheill, she spent her youth in Nebraska, Kansas, and Oklahoma.

Associated With

After meeting social reformer Jane Addams, she became involved in charity and activism work.