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Ashley Guy Hope

educator , writer.

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.


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.


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.

William Frank Hope

Anne Elizabeth (Guy) Hope

Janet Barker

Myda Weaver Price