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Ethel Telban, American Librarian. Certified educator, library. Named Renton Citizen of Year, Elks, Renton, 1977, Vol of Year, Association King County History Association, Seattle, 1994; recipient Individual Excellence award Washington Museum Association, Richland, 1994, Certified of Commendation, American Association State and Local History, Nashville, 1995.


Telban, Ethel was born on March 31, 1914 in Renton, Washington, District of Columbia, United States. Daughter of Blase and Amelia (Podbregar) Telban.


Bachelor, Central Washington University, Ellensburg, 1938. Master Librarianship, Denver University, 1950.


Elementary teacher, Thorp (Washington) School District, 1935-1936; elementary teacher, Renton (Washington) School District, 1937-1950; library supervisor, Renton (Washington) School District, 1950-1974; library, Western Washington U., Bellingham, 1965. Instructor library U. Washington, Seattle, summers 1955, 58, 59, 60. Library Control.Wash.

U., Ellensburg, summers 1941, 51, 53, 57. Member Curriculum Commission, State Department Education, Olympia, Washington, 1954-1955.


  • Certified educator, library.


  • Other Work

    • Editor: (history book) From Coal to Jets, 1976.


Member Municipal Arts Commission, Renton, 1973-1975. Member bicentennial committee City of Renton, 1975-1976. Member American Library Association (member Newbery-Caldecott committee 1960-1961), School Libraries Association Washington State (state president 1962-1963), Renton History Society (president 1966-1996, editor newsletter 1970-1994), Renton Retired Teachers (secretary 1950-1996), Philanthropic and Educational Organization Sisterhood (secretary 1959-1996), Soroptimist International (president 1951-1996), Delta Kappa Gamma.


  • Other Interests

    Avocations: local history, travel, reading, gardening, crafts.


Blase Telban

Amelia (Podbregar) Telban