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Charles Olin Ashcraft

Charles Olin Ashcraft, business educator. Certified teacher, Alaska, residential specialist. Recipient Silver Beaver award Western Alaska Boy Scouts American, 1984; named to the United States Army Infantry Officer Candidate School Hall of Fame, 1991.


  • Ashcraft, Charles Olin was born on June 22, 1936 in Kiowa, Kansas, United States. Son of Olin N. and Esther Pauline (Young) Ashcraft.

  • Education

    • Bachelor of Business Administration, Phillips University, 1958. Master of Education, Phillips University, 1965. Postgraduate, Air War College, 1977.

      Diploma, Command & General Staff College, 1975.


    • Teacher Anchorage High School, 1958-1961, East Anchorage (Alaska) High School, 1961-1965. School administrator Ursa Major Elementary School, Fort Richardson, Alaska, 1965-1968, Arcturus Junior High School, Fort Richardson, 1965-1973. Instructor Anchorage Community College, 1959-1973, Bartlett High School, Anchorage, 1973-1990, rifle coach, 1980-1990.

      Member adjunct faculty Command & General Staff College, Fort Leavenworth, Kansas, since 1990.

    Major achievements

    • Certified teacher, Alaska, residential specialist.


    The separation of church and state has guaranteed the diversity of religious expressions and the freedom to worship God according to each person’s conscience. However, separation of church and state permit interaction.

    Party affiliation: Republican


    Everybody can reach the love of God. Salvation is for everyone who turns to God.

    Denomination: Methodist


    The erroneous notion that one gender must strive against another cannot be accepted.


    Member Republican District 16, Anchorage, 1986-1990. Scoutmaster Western Alaska council Boy Scouts American, 1976-1980. Post advisor Explorer Scout Post, Anchorage, 1980-1991.

    Colonel United States Army Reserve, 1958-1991. Member National Education Association (life), National Rifle Association (life), National Guard Association of the United States (life), Reserve Officers Association (life), Military Order of World Wars (life), F&AM Glacier Lodge (PM96), Pioneers for Alabama Igloo #15, Al Aska Shrine Temple, Royal Court Jesters Polarcourt, Scottish Rite, Orient of Alaska, Red Cross Constantine, Masons, Anchorage Yorkrite College (past governor), Prudential Jack White Real Estate.



    Skiing, competition shooting and coaching.


    • Married Letha May Bray, June 2, 1963. Children: Farrah Elaine, Kyle Bray.
    • father: Olin N. Ashcraft
    • mother: Esther Pauline (Young) Ashcraft
    • spouse: Letha May Bray
    • children: Farrah Elaine Ashcraft
    • Kyle Bray Ashcraft
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    Born June 22, 1936
    • 1958
      Phillips University
    • 1965
      Phillips University
    • 1977
      Air War College
    • 1975
      Command & General Staff College
    • 1958 - 1961
      Teacher, Anchorage High School
    • 1959 - 1973
      instructor, Anchorage Community College
    • 1961 - 1965
      Teacher, Anchorage High School
    • 1965 - 1968
      school administrator, Ursa Major Elementary School
      Fort Richardson, Alaska, United States
    • 1965 - 1973
      school administrator, Ursa Major Elementary School
      Fort Richardson, Alaska, United States
    • 1973 - 1990
      instructor, Anchorage Community College
      Anchorage, Alaska, United States
    • 1980 - 1990
      instructor, Anchorage Community College
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