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Marilyn Beth Griffiths Lanphier

Marilyn Beth Griffiths Lanphier, American public health program administrator. Registered Nurse. Named Woman of Year Delta Mu chapter, Beta Sigma Phi, Monticello, 1979; recipient scholarship Rutgers Summer School/Alcohol Studies, New Brunswick, New Jersey, 1975.


  • Lanphier, Marilyn Beth Griffiths was born on May 8, 1942 in Sioux City, Iowa, United States.

  • Education

    • Bachelor of science in nursing, University Iowa, 1964. Postgraduate, University Arkansas, 1966. Master in Public Health, University North Carolina, 1981.


    • Staff nurse Bradley County Hospital, Warren, Arkansas, 1964-1965. Public health nurse Arkansas Department Public Health, Monticello, 1966-1968, coordinator tuberculosis progressive Pine Bluff, 1971-1972, teen family planning specialist Monticello, 1977-1980. Instructor University Arkansas, 1968-1971.

      Mental health nurse Appalachia Community Mental Health Center, Tallahassee, 1972-1974. Psychiatric nurse/alcohol treatment progressive Delta Counseling and Guidance Center, Monticello, 1974-1977. Director adolescent section Oklahoma State Department Health, Oklahoma City, 1981-1993, director adolescent health division, since 1994.

      Chairman Oklahoma Adolescent Health Task Force, since 1986, child health committee, Council Juv. Justice, since 1987; consultant school-based clinic project Children's Hospital, Columbia, South Carolina, 1985-1987. Member site review team Association Maternal Child Health Progs., Washington, 1989.

    Major achievements

    • Registered Nurse.


    Party affiliation: Democrat


    Denomination: Christian Church


    Volunteer docent Oklahoma City Zoo, 1986-1988, 90. Chairman Kids Count/Latch Key Aftersch. Progressive, Memorial Christian Church, Oklahoma City, since 1987. chairman education committee, 1988.

    Fellow Society Adolescent Medicine. Member National Organization Adolescent Pregnancy and Parenting (board directors 1983-1987), Oklahoma Public Health Association (nursing section chairman 1984-1986), Sigma Theta Tau.



    Raising dachshunds, reading, walking, amateur acting, zoo educator.


    • Daughter of Gladwyn H. and E. Gertrude (Thompson) Griffiths.
    • father: Gladwyn H. Griffiths
    • mother: E. Gertrude (Thompson) Griffiths
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    Born March 8, 1942
    (age 75)