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NASW Social Work Pioneers®
Mary Proctor was born on February 19, 1919. She received a BA from the University of Alabama, and a MSW from Tulane University.
Ms. Proctor served in the Bureau of Child Welfare until late 1950 when she was transferred to the Bureau of Public Assistance where she was later named Supervisor of the Division of Medical Care. She became Assistant Director of that Bureau in January 1971, and three months later was named Director.
Ms. Proctor was active in numerous professional organizations, among them the American Public Welfare Association, the Alabama and National Vocational Rehabilitation Associations, the Alabama Conference of Social Work, the American Association of University Women, NASW, the Governors Alcoholism Advisory Council, and the Alabama Advisory Council for Comprehensive Health Planning. Since retirement she was a member of Montgomery Adult Protective Services Multidisciplinary Team, the first team established in Alabama.
Social Work Pioneer - 1992