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Ashley Guy Hope

Ashley Guy Hope, American educator, writer. Served from ensign to commander, United States Navy Reserve, 1941-1945.; Member American Foreign Service Association Alpha Delta.


  • Hope, Ashley Guy was born on September 8, 1914 in Norfolk, Virginia, United States. Son of William Frank and Anne Elizabeth (Guy) Hope.

  • Education

    • Bachelor of Laws, University Virginia, 1936, Juris Doctor, 1970. Postgraduate Worcester College (University of Oxford, England), 1936, Columbia University, 1936-1937, Princeton University, 1944-1945, Stanford University, 1945, National War College, 1955-1956. Master of Arts in International Affairs, George Washington University, 1964.

      Doctor of Philosophy., Syracuse University, 1967.


    • children—Anne (Mistress Richard M. Hamrick) and Jean (Mistress Robert N. Nye) (twins). Married second, Myda Weaver Price, September 10, 1977. Admitted to Virginia bar, 1935.

      Practiced in Richmond, 1937-1939. Attorney, later clerk special congressional committee for investigation National Labor Relations Board, 1939-1940. Attorney District of Columbia Unemployment Compensation Board, 1940-1941.

      Assistant director securities div. Virginia State Corporation Commission, 1941. Foreign service officer, 1946-1964, assigned successively Shanghai, Dairen, Brussels, Tel Aviv, 1946-1949, staff, Office Chinese Affairs, 1950-1955.

      Consul, Istanbul, 1956-1958. Office-in-charge Turkish affairs, 1958-1960. Deputy director Office Near Eastern and Southern Asian Regional Affairs, 1960-1961, director, 1961-1962.

      Deputy chief of mission American embassy, Abidjan, Ivory Coast, 1962-1963. Director multilateral policy planning staff Bureau Ednl. and Cultural Affairs, 1963-1964. Acting director South Asia program Syracuse University, 1964-1965, lecturer political science Maxwell Graduate School, 1965-1967.

      Professor government Western Kentucky U., 1967-1969. Professor politics, director social and behavioral science program St. Andrews Presbyterian College, 1969-1971. Lecturer political science Virginia Commonwealth U., 1971-1972, professor political science, 1972-1973.

      Cons. State Department Foreign Service Institute, Washington, 1966-1967. Adviser United States delegate United Nations General Assembly, 1960-1961.


    • Author: American and Swaraj, 1968. (with Mistress Hope) Symbols of the Nations, 1973. Journal of a Journey, 1976.

      Contributor articles to professional journals.


    Denomination: Episcopalian


    Served from ensign to commander, United States Navy Reserve, 1941-1945. Member American Foreign Service Association Alpha Delta. Clubs: Virginia Writers.


    • Married Janet Barker, June 1, 1949 (deceased.; married second, Myda Weaver Price, September 10, 1977.
    • father: William Frank Hope
    • mother: Anne Elizabeth (Guy) Hope
    • spouses: Janet Barker
    • Myda Weaver Price
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    Born September 8, 1914
    Died September 14, 1982
    (aged 68)