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Esther Voorhees Hasson
Birth: Sep. 20, 1867
Baltimore
Baltimore County
Maryland, USA
Death: Mar. 8, 1942
Washington
District of Columbia
District Of Columbia, USA

Medical Pioneer. A veteran of both the Army and the Navy, she is remembered as one of the "Sacred Twenty" nurses who were the first to be accorded full active duty status in the US Navy and as the founding Superintendent of the Navy Nurse Corps. The daughter of an Army Surgeon, little is recorded of her early years but in 1897 she graduated from the Connecticut training School for Nurses then joined the US Army as a contract nurse in June of 1898. Miss Hasson served in the Philippine Islands and aboard the hospital ship "Relief", left the Army in 1901, and from 1905 until 1907 worked in Panama. In 1908 she was one of the first group of 20 nurses accepted into the Navy and on August 18th of that year became the first Superintendent of the Navy Nurse Corps. Remaining in the position until January of 1911 she increased Corps strength to 85 during her tenure. Miss Hasson accepted a Reserve commission in the Army in June 1917 and stayed in uniform for two years during which she served as chief nurse of two Army hospitals in Europe. After leaving military service she spent her remaining years in Washington. (bio by: Bob Hufford) 
 
Burial:
Arlington National Cemetery
Arlington
Arlington County
Virginia, USA
Plot: South section, grave 1378
 
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Originally Created by: Bob Hufford
Record added: Jan 04, 2012
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Esther Voorhees Hasson
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