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Fredrick Carleton Ashley

Fredrick Carleton Ashley, American foreign service officer, political affairs officer. Recipient Distinguished Service award Government of S. Vietnam, 1966; Vietnam Service award Department State, 1968, Cash Performance award, 1985, Meritorious Service award, 1985. Served to 1st lieutenant United States Army, 1958-1960, 61-62.; Member Society Mayflower Descendants.


  • Ashley, Fredrick Carleton was born on August 11, 1935 in Geneva, Ohio, United States. Son of Carleton Ormand and Katherine Adelaide (Lang) Ashley.

  • Education

    • Bachelor of Arts cum laude, Bowling Green State University, 1957. Master of Arts, University Michigan, 1958.


    • Junior political officer American Embassy, Madagascar, 1963-1964, provincial advisor to government of S. Vietnam, Saigon, 1964-1967, political affairs officer, Seoul, Korea, 1974-1978. Staff assistant Vietnam, Bureau E. Asian and Pacific Affairs, 1967-1969. Desk officer Cambodian affairs, Department State, 1970-1973.

      Liaison officer Bureau Intelligence and Research, 1978-1980. Country officer Office of Korean Affairs, Bureau E. Asian and Pacific Affairs, 1980-1982. Deputy to director Office Multilateral Affairs, Bureau Human Rights and Humanitarian Affairs, Washington, 1982-1984, director, 1984-1987.

      Consultant in field, since 1987.


    • Author: Life and Times of Judge Arthur Gough and his Irish-American Sentinel, 1985.


    Served to 1st lieutenant United States Army, 1958-1960, 61-62. Member Society Mayflower Descendants.



    Writing; non-professional theatre.


    • Married Mary Elizabeth Fattu, April 16, 1966. Children– Mira Christine, Shannon Careen.
    • father: Carleton Ormand Ashley
    • mother: Katherine Adelaide (Lang) Ashley
    • spouse: Mary Elizabeth Fattu
    • children: Mira Christine Ashley
    • Shannon Careen Ashley
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    Born August 11, 1935