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Frank Stanley Flider

Frank Stanley Flider, American librarian, writer. Named Honorary Citizen, City Paris, 1951; named to Ohio Women's Hall of Fame, Columbus, 1982; recipient Certified Columbus Art League, Valley Forge honor certified Freedoms Foundation, 1976.


  • Flider, Frank Stanley was born on November 20, 1902 in Ohio, United States. Son of Karl Howland and Bertye (Young) Williams.

  • Education

    • Student, University Cincinnati, 1924. Student, University Cincinnati, Columbia, 1931. Student, Nanking (China) Language College, 1926.

      Student, Graduate School Certified Jesus College. Student, Oxford University, 1969.


    • Radio commentator WKRC, Cincinnati, 1934, WSAI, Cincinnati, 1938. Commentator WCPO-television, Cincinnati, 1939—1944. Lecturer fashions University Cincinnati Evening College, 1941—1944.

      Special events coordinator Mabley & Carew Department Store, 1951—1966. Model McCall Patterns-Singer Sewing Machine Company. Director Martha Kinney Cooper Ohioana Library Association, Columbus, Ohio, 1966—1977.


    • Contributor articles to professional journals. Editor: Yearbook, 1966-1977. Author: (book) Stories (also in Chinese), Spaceships of the Ancients, Korean Legends, 1979, A Walk among the Clouds, 1980, Why The Cock Crows Three Times, 1980, The Gazelle and the Hunter, 1980.


    Member literature panel Ohio Arts Council, 1966—1970. Board directors Ohio Poetry Day, 1968—1977. Member of Kappa Kappa Gamma (Achievement award 1974), Sigma Delta Chi, Daughters of the American Revolution, National League American Pen Women, MacDowell Society, Women Communications (president 1973-1974), Ohio Press Women, World Association Women Journalists and Writers, English Speaking Union (branch president 1966-1969), Overseas Press Club America.


    • Married Warren Massey Foley, February 25, 1924. Children: Williams Massey, Karlanne.
    • father: Karl Howland Williams
    • mother: Bertye (Young) Williams
    • spouse: Warren Massey Foley
    • children: Williams Massey Flider
    • Karlanne Flider
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    Born November 20, 1902
    Died February 12, 2004
    (aged 101)
    • 1924
      University Cincinnati
    • 1931
      University Cincinnati
    • 1926
      Nanking (China) Language College
    • 1969
      Oxford University
    • 1934
      Radio commentator WKRC
      Cincinnati, Ohio, United States
    • 1938
      Radio commentator WKRC
      Cincinnati, Ohio, United States
    • 1939 - 1944
      commentator WCPO-television
      Cincinnati, Ohio, United States
    • 1941 - 1944
      lecturer, fashions University Cincinnati Evening College
    • 1951 - 1966
      special events coordinator, Mabley & Carew Department Store
    • 1966 - 1977
      director, Martha Kinney Cooper Ohioana Library Association
      Columbus, Ohio, United States
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