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Theodore Waller, American publisher.


Waller, Theodore was born on April 25, 1916 in Oakland, California, United States. Son of Thomas Lewis and Margaret (Little) Waller.


Student, University Chicago, 1937.


Member staff various social agencies, San Francisco, 1931-1933. Student work officer National Youth Administration, Federal Security Agency, 1938-1941. Community activities director Tule Lake relocation project Was Relocation Authority, 1942, special representative of director, 1942-1943.

Executive officer, chief United Nations Relief and Rehabilitation Administration mission to Byelorussia, 1946-1947. Washington representative United World Federalists, 1948-1949. Assistant to president, executive secretary committee on reading development, managing director American Book Publications Council, 1950-1953.

Editorial vice president New American Library World Literature Inc., 1953-1954. Vice president, director institutional relations, director school and library, board directors Grolier Inc. Vice president Franklin Watts Inc., 1954-1981.

President Teaching Materials Corporation, 1960-1966, Grolier Educational Corporation, 1966-1981, director. Executive director Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee, 1981-1983. President Waller Associates, since 1983.


Director, American Book Publications Council. Member National Advisory Commission on Libraries, 1966-1967. Executive committee National Book Committee, Franklin Book Programs.

Member steering committee National Library Week. United States co-chairman, member international support committee International Book Year, 1972. Member international book committee United Nations Educational.

Chairman national advisory committee Hampshire College. Member American Library Association (committee on intellectual freedom 1953-1956, international relations committee, 1956-1962) Clubs: Grolier. Sierra of California.

Cosmos, New York Athletic.


Married Ruth Cornish, 1943. Married Helen Heitt, March 28, 1948. Children– Jonathan Hiett, Mark Thomas, Margaret Ann.

Married Irene Martin Kitzing, January 1, 1962. Married Hilda Lindley, June 30, 1977. Married Barbara Taylor, July 18, 1981.

Thomas Lewis Waller

Margaret (Little) Waller

Helen Heitt

Hilda Lindley

Ruth Cornish

Irene Martin Kitzing

Barbara Taylor

Margaret Ann Waller

Mark Thomas Waller

Jonathan Hiett Waller