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De Lyle Paul Runge

De Lyle Paul Runge was American library director, consultant.


  • Runge, De Lyle Paul was born on February 3, 1918 in Madison, Wisconsin, United States. Son of Charles Delial and Josephine Ida Clara (Niebuhr) Runge.

  • Education

    • Bachelor in Commerce, University Wisconsin, 1940. British Society for Literature and Science, University Wisconsin, 1943.


    • Director public relations, coordinator reformed services Grand Rapids (Michigan) Public Library., 1946-1953. Library director St. Petersburg (Florida) Public Library., 1953-1982. Consultant on library buildings, since 1964.

      Member Florida State Library. Advisory Council, 1973-1982.


    With Army of the United States, 1943-1946, European Theatre of Operations, lieutenant colonel United States Army Reserve. Member American Library Association, Florida Library. Association (president 1968-1969, executive board 1969-1970), Southeastern Library.

    Association, American Society for Public Administration, American Philatelic Society, St. Petersburg Stamp Club, Kiwanis, Beta Phi Museum.


    • Married Ethelyn Fay Green, September 26, 1943. Children: Richard Rene, Willa Dee, Robert Roy.
    • father: Charles Delial Runge
    • mother: Josephine Ida Clara (Niebuhr) Runge
    • spouse: Ethelyn Fay Green
    • children: Richard Rene Runge
    • Willa Dee Runge
    • Robert Roy Runge
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    Born February 3, 1918
    • 1940
      University Wisconsin
    • 1943
      University Wisconsin
    • 1946 - 1953
      Director, reformed services Grand Rapids (Michigan) Public Library
    • 1946 - 1953
      coordinator, reformed services Grand Rapids (Michigan) Public Library
    • 1953 - 1982
      library director, St. Petersburg (Florida) Public Library
    • 1964
      consultant, on library buildings