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Political reformer, champion of the poor, children, mentally ill, and the imprisoned and as 1st woman elected to state office in Oklahoma, she served as commissioner of charities and corrections over 14 years before women won the right to vote in the United States.


A conspiracy Ms. Barnard uncovered was authiorities and legal guardians stealing oil, gas, and timber rights during allotment process in Oklahoma. In response, legislators defunded her state office. 


Read about her amazing life and fearless advocacy in bringing equality to our most vulnerable populations.

A Life on Fire Oklahoma's Kate Barnard

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