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Legacies of Healing:
The Wigton/Swift Family
He measured success by what he gave to the world rather than by what he took from it.
Eulogy to Alonzo L. Wigton, Hastings College Outlook, 1914
The above quote succinctly summarizes the legacy of the Wigton and Swift families. With long lineages in the health sciences, and medicine in particular, the families were joined when Robert Spencer Wigton, MD, and Marcia Catherine Swift married in 1937.
Profiled here are but a few of the family members who dedicated their lives to serving and caring for the people of Nebraska through medicine, nursing, philanthropy, and their support of higher education.