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Fredrick Carleton Ashley

foreign service officer , political affairs officer

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.


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.


  • Other Interests

    Writing; non-professional theatre.


Married Mary Elizabeth Fattu, April 16, 1966. Children– Mira Christine, Shannon Careen.

Carleton Ormand Ashley

Katherine Adelaide (Lang) Ashley

Mary Elizabeth Fattu

Mira Christine Ashley

Shannon Careen Ashley