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Ruth Imler Langhinrichs, American playwright, writer. Recipient Four-year scholarship, Chicago Women's Ideal Club, 1940, Woman of the Year award, Fort Wayne Women's Bureau, 2001, Summit award, Zonta Club International, 2003.


Langhinrichs, Ruth Imler was born on October 30, 1922 in Chicago, Illinois, United States. Daughter of Roy Franklin Imler and Susan Martha Smith.


Bachelor of Science cum laude, Northwestern University, Evanston, Illinois, 1944.


Research assistant LOOK Magazine, New York City, 1944—1946. Assistant editor Science Illustrated, 1946—1949. Assistant feature editor Scholastic Magazine, 1949—1951.

Associate editor Ladies Home Journal, Philadelphia, 1951—1958. Faculty Purdue University, Fort Wayne, Indiana, 1966—1976. Instructor Channing School for Girls, London, 1974—1975.

Writer Fort Wayne Fine Arts Foundation, Indiana, 1977—1979. Public relations Park Center, 1979—1984. Writing consultant Indiana-Purdue University a, since 1998.

Facilitator: memoir writing workshops Friends of the Library., Fort Wayne, Indiana, since 1998.


  • Other Work

    • Playwright (play) Feathers, The Heart of the Limberlost: Gene Stratton-Porter, Mermaids in the Basement. Author: (book) Boy Dates Girl, You're Asking Me?, (novel) The Maiden and the Crone. Playwright (play) A Night on Walden Pond.


Charter member Fort Wayne Civic Youtheatre, Indiana, 1973—1977. Board member Martin Luther King Montessori School, 1975—1978. Founding member Cinema Center, 1976—1980.

Board member Citizen's Cable, 1981—1984. President Aging and In Home Services of Northeast Indiana, 1976—2001. Board member Fort Wayne Women's Bureau, 1991—1997, Northeast Indiana Council of Teachers of English, Fort Wayne, 1969—1973.

Member of International Association of Business Communicators (charter member 1978-1979), Zonta Club International (vice president 2003), Fortnightly Club, Delta Delta Delta (life).


  • Other Interests

    Gardener, artist, commissioned clown.


Married Richard Alan Langhinrichs, May 31, 1958 (deceased July 31, 1990). Children: Julia Marie Lewis-Langhinrichs, Jennifer Florence Langhinrichsen-Rohling.

Roy Franklin Imler

Susan Martha Smith

Richard Alan Langhinrichs

Julia Marie Lewis-Langhinrichs

Jennifer Florence Langhinrichsen-Rohling Langhinrichs