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librarian , writer

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.


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.


  • Other Work

    • 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.

Karl Howland Williams

Bertye (Young) Williams

Warren Massey Foley

Williams Massey Flider

Karlanne Flider