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William Francis Ashe

William Francis Ashe, American physician, educator. Decorated Order al Merito Bernardo O’Higgins (Chile). Diplomate American Board Preventive Medicine in occupational medicine, 1955.


  • Ashe, William Francis was born on December 14, 1909 in Braddock, Pennsylvania, United States. Son of William Francis and Catherine Nancy (Euwer) Ashe.

  • Education

    • Bachelor of Arts, Oberlin College, 1932. Doctor of Medicine Western Reserve U., 1936.


    • Intern U. Hospital, Cleveland, 1936-1938. Resident U. Cincinnati College Medicine, 1937-1940. Research in industrial medicine Kettering Laboratory Applied Physiology, Cincinnati, 1940-1942.

      Director Institute Industrial Medicine, U. Cincinnati College Medicine, 1946-1950. Chief internal medical department Holzer Clinic and Hospital, Gallipolis, O., 1950-1954. Professor, department chairman preventive medicine Ohio State University College Medicine, since 1954.

      Consultant on thermal environmental problems in industry to Government India. Medical consultant Veterans Administration Hospital., Dayton, O. Visiting staff U. Hosps., Columbus.

      Director nutrition survey Armed Forces, Spain, 1958, Chile, 1960.


    Served from captain lieutenant colonel Medical Corps Army of the United States, 1942-1946. Fellow, American College of Physicians, American Association for the Advancement of Science, American College Preventive Medicine, American Academy Occupational Medicine, Aerospace Medical Association. Member of the American Medical Association, American Public Health Association.


    • Married Kathleen Terry Little, December 24, 1945. Children: James Allyn, Nancy E., Sarah A., Susan K., Carl Francis, Lynn Terry.
    • father: William Francis Ashe
    • mother: Catherine Nancy (Euwer) Ashe
    • spouse: Kathleen Terry Little
    • children: James Allyn Ashe
    • Nancy E. Ashe
    • Sarah A. Ashe
    • Susan K. Ashe
    • Carl Francis Ashe
    • Lynn Terry Ashe
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    Born December 14, 1909
    Died February 27, 1966
    (aged 56)