Amy Swenson (Staff, History, THS 1914)

2015 Distinguished Staff

Her June, 1914 THS yearbook described Amy Swenson as being “smart,” occupation as being “quiet, ambition “we musn’t tell,” and favorite expression “well, dear me.” Miss Swenson obtained her Bachelor’s degree from Washburn College and later a Master’s in history from the University of Wisconsin. She began teaching at Linwood, Kansas, followed by stays at Peabody and Manhattan. Next, for two years, she taught at the old Lincoln Jr. High in Topeka for two years. Miss Swenson came to Topeka High in 1926, on the faculty as a history and government teacher until retirement in 1959; she passed away in November 1985. One of her students at Manhattan H.S. was Fred Seaton, future Secretary of the Interior under President Dwight D. Eisenhower.