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Donna Lee Martin

Donna Lee Martin was American publishing company executive. Named Distinguished Alumna Rice University, 1990. Member Central Exchange (Kansas City), The Groucho Club (London), Phi Beta Kappa.


  • Martin, Donna Lee was born on August 7, 1935 in Detroit, Michigan, United States. Daughter of David M. Paul and Lillian (Paul).

  • Education

    • Bachelor, Rice University, 1957.


    • Managing editor trade department Appleton-Century-Crofts Company, New York City, 1961-1962. Director publications Lycoming College, Williamsport, Pennsylvania, 1966-1968. Editor University Press of Kansas, Lawrence, 1971-1974.

      Managing editor Andrews McMeel Publication, Kansas City, Missouri, 1974-1980, vice president, editorial director, 1980-1995, vice president, editor-at-large, 1995-1998. Vice president Universal Press Syndicate, 1980-1998. Lecturer University Missouri, Kansas City, Johnson County Community College, Kansas.

      Free-lance writer, editor. Consultant editor Kansas City Star Books.


    • Author: (adaptation) Charles Dickens' A Christmas Carol: Adapted for Theatre. Co-author (with Melissa Hayden) The Nutcracker Ballet. Contributor articles to professional journals.


    Member Central Exchange (Kansas City), The Groucho Club (London), Phi Beta Kappa.


    • Married Rex Martin, June 5, 1956. Children: Justin, Andrew.
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    Born August 7, 1935
    • 1957
      Rice University
    • 1961 - 1962
      Managing editor trade department Appleton-Century-Crofts Company
    • 1966 - 1968
      director, publications Lycoming College
      Williamsport, Maryland, United States
    • 1971 - 1974
      editor University Press of Kansas
      Lawrence, Kansas, United States
    • 1974 - 1980
      managing editor Andrews McMeel Publication
      Kansas City, Missouri, United States
    • 1980 - 1998
      vice president, Universal Press Syndicate
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