(June 2, 1920 –)
Robert A. Madle, an eo-fan, started reading sf in 1933 and was an active fan by 1935. He was one of the Phillies, a participant in the Widneride, a founder of First Fandom, member of the committee for Philcon I, attendee at the First Convention in 1936, TAFF winner in 1957 (and published A Fake Fan in London as his trip report), publisher of Fantascience Digest, was part of the Philly slate which challenged the Wollheimists in the FAPA election of 1938.
He was a Trustee of WSFA in the 1960s, co-founder of PSFS, member of the Washington in '77 Worldcon bid, discovered fandom in 1933, attended the first Worldcon, attended Boskone I in 1941, founded the Carolina SF Society in Charlotte, NC in the early 50s, and for many years has been a highly respected huckster which he continues to this day by mail-order.
- “A Personal Sense of Wonder” by Madle in Mimosa 27 (December 2001, p. 15)
- Original Member Spotlight feature in Scientifiction: The First Fandom Report (New Series #44, 2nd Quarter, 2015)
- Founding Member article in the October 2015 issue (Volume 74, Number 10) of The National Fantasy Fan
- Early short biography in Who's Who in Fandom 1940, page 9.
- Video of 2013 interview by Joe Siclari
- Photo at St. Louiscon, 1969.
- Photo with Frank Pipes, right, at Noreascon 1, 1971.
- The Amazing Madle Catalogue
- Cosmos 
- Fantasy Fiction Telegram [1936-38) (with others)
- Fantascience Digest
- Fanzine Review (for OMPA)
- Imaginative Fiction  (with others)
- The Meteor (for FAPA)
- PSFS News (some issues)
- The Science Fiction Fan
Awards, Honors and GoHships:
- 1956 -- Best Feature Writer Hugo nominee
- 1957 -- Knight of St. Fantony, TAFF
- 1974 -- Big Heart Award
- 1977 -- SunCon
- 1982 -- Unicon 82
- 1990 -- First Fandom Hall of Fame
- 1996 -- Boskone 33
- 2002 -- Sam Moskowitz Archive Award
- 2012 -- Philcon 2012
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