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Mary Gray Butler Swanson
School of Nursing

Mary Gray Butler Swanson, M.N., R.N., Instructor in Nursing (Neuropsychiatric Nursing)

Westminster College, New Wilmington, Pennsylvania; M.N., Yale University School of Nursing.

Instructor in Nursing (Neuropsychiatric Nursing), University of Michigan School of Nursing, 1966-1969.

Mary Gray Butler of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, graduated in 1940 from Peabody High School, where she was a member of the “Go-to-College Club.” Butler attended Westminster College, then obtained a master of nursing from Yale University, which was its entry level degree. In 1948 she was married to Guy Edwin Swanson, who would later become professor of sociology and chair of the department at University of Michigan (1961-1966).

In 1969 the Swansons moved to California and were associated with the University of California system. In the 1972-73 catalog for University of California San Francisco (UCSF), Mary G. Swanson was assistant clinical professor at UCSF School of Nursing. Mary G. Swanson published two articles in Perspectives in Psychiatric Care: “A Check List for Group Leaders” (volume 7, issue 3, 1 May 1969) and “A New Approach to the Use of Learning Theory with Psychiatric Patients” (volume 10, issue 2, April 1972).