Katherine Isabel BarrowsKatherine Isabel Barrows
American Editor and Penologist
1945 – 1913 A.D.

Katherine Isabel Barrows, an American editor and penologist. She studied medicine in New York City, and secured the degree of M.D. In 1865 she became the wife of Samuel June Barrows, the author.

In early life she was employed by the Department of State at Washington as a stenographer, the first woman to hold such a position in the department. For twenty years she edited the Proceedings of the National Conference of Charities and Correction, and notable service was rendered by her as secretary to the National Prison Association.


Reference: Famous Women; An Outline of Feminine Achievement Through the Ages With Life Stories of Five Hundred Noted Women By Joseph Adelman. Copyright, 1926 by Ellis M. Lonow Company.