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consultant , Publishing executive , writer

Martha Mary Pingel, American writer, consultant, retired publishing executive. Recipient certified of Merit, International Mark Twain Society, 1947, Order of Dannebrog, 1951, Bronze medal, Freedoms Foundation, 1952, Gold medal, 1953, Distinguished Service Bronze plaque, Hong Kong Baptist College, 1982, certified of Appreciation, American Indian Relief Council, 1998—2004.


Pingel, Martha Mary was born on September 10, 1923 in New York City. Daughter of Regnar Sophus Albert Pingel and Ella Charlotte Pries.


Bachelor, City University of New York, 1944. Master of Arts, Columbia University, New York City, 1945. Doctor of Philosophy, Columbia University, New York City, 1947.


Instructor Paul Smith's College, New York, 1946-1947. Assistant professor East Carolina College University, Greenville, North Carolina, 1947-1958. Professor, head humanities division Colorado Woman's College, Denver, 1958-1966.

Visiting professor St. Mary's University, San Antonio, 1966-1969. Professor Middle Georgia College, Cochran, Georgia, 1969-1972. Lecturer, consultant Wing Kwong College, Kowloon, Hong Kong, 1974-1975.

Lecturer, writer-in-residence Hong Kong Baptist College, Hong Kong, 1975-1984. Consultant, founder Word Craft By Lan, Seattle, 1990—2007. Editor, public Word Craft Books, 1995—2004.

Consultant in field; appearance on television program Station WNCT, North Carolina, 1954—1958. Appearances on radio programs Station WWWS-FM, North Carolina, 1956—1958, STa. RTHK, Hong Kong, 1984.



Volunteer special service American Red Cross, New York City, 1943—1948. Pro bono consultant Joint Advisory Commission Education, Seattle, 1992—1995. Honorary trustee American Indian Relief Council, South Dakota, 1994—2007.

Honorary member scholarship committee American Indian Education Foundation, 2003—2009. Service volunteer Cabrini Pastoral Care Minstry, Seattle, since 1994. Member of National Authors Registry, Poets and Writers, Academy American Poets, American Philosophical Association.


  • Other Interests

    Art, music, reading, game design, walking.


Married Bert Raymond Taylor, Junior, October 28, 1961 (deceased October 2003).

Regnar Sophus Albert Pingel

Ella Charlotte Pries

Bert Raymond Taylor