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Marion Walton Gries Edit Profile

also known as Mrs. Joseph P. Gries

Marion Walton Gries, American Occupational health and safety consultant ( hlth: hlth. service, Cons.)occupational health and safety consultant. Recipient Civic award Easter Seal Society, 1965, 66, 67, Distinguished Svc. 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.


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


Married Joseph P. Gries, August 22, 1959. Children: Rita, Michael, Patrick, Robert, Lori.