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Marion Walton Gries (Mrs. Joseph P. Gries)

Marion Walton Gries, American occupational health and safety consultant. Recipient Civic award, Easter Seal Society, 1965-1967, Distinguished Service award, St. Mary's Alumni, 1976, Citizen of Year, 1979.


  • Gries, Marion Walton was born on September 14, 1935 in Milwaukee. Daughter of Ray Guy and Ruth (Schumann) Walton.

  • Education

    • Registered Nurse cum laude, St. Mary's Hospital School Nursing, Milwaukee, 1957. Postgraduate, College Nursing, Marquette University, Milwaukee, 1957—1959. Postgraduate, College Nursing, Marquette University, Milwaukee, 1975—1976.

      Bachelor of science in nursing (honorary), Alverno College, 1980. Master of Science in Management (honorary), Cardinal Stritch College, 1983.


    • Staff nurse, supervisor hospital, 1957—1958. Occupational health nurse, 1958—1963. Supervisor occupational health nursing A.C. Spark Plug division General Motors Corporation, Milwaukee, 1973—1978.

      Occupational health and safety consultant, senior vice president Occupational Medical Clinics American, since 1978. President Walton Gries Associates, Inc. Lecturer alcoholism-drug abuse, since 1971.

      Leader, adviser Milwaukee council Girl Scouts United States, 1968—1973. Chairman Council on Drug Abuse, 1972—1973. Cert instructor American Red Cross, since 1973.

      Chairman disaster nursing, 1974—1978. Member Inter-group Council Milwaukee. Secretary Oak Creek Police and Fire Commission, since 1985.

      Board trustees Franciscan Villa, since 1987.


    Member of Wisconsin Jaycettes (life, vice president 1967-1968), Daughters of the American Revolution, St. Mary's Alumni Association, Wisconsin Association Industrial Hygrene, American Assn Safety Engineers, Milwaukee Association Occupational Health Nurses (treasurer), Southeast Wisconsin Occupational Health Nurses (staff editor journal since 1981, president 1984-1987, Shering award 1983), Am Association Occupational Health Nurses.


    • Married Joseph P. Gries, August 22, 1959. Children: Rita, Michael, Patrick, Robert, Lori.
    • father: Ray Guy Walton
    • mother: Ruth (Schumann) Walton
    • spouse: Joseph P. Gries
    • children: Rita Gries
    • Michael Gries
    • Patrick Gries
    • Robert Gries
    • Lori Gries
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    Born September 14, 1935