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accountant , researcher , finance educator

Shelby R. Rama, American accountant, finance educator, researcher. Certified Public Accountant Washington. Political activist Reagan Gubernatorial and Presidential campaigns; treasurer Evergreen Christian Church, Vancouver, since 2003; Member of American Legion, National Fiscal Managers Association.


Rama, Shelby R. was born on May 10, 1936 in Logan, West Virginia, United States. Son of Herbert Samuel and Enid Estelle Rama.


Bachelor of Business Administration, Arizona State University, 1961. Master of Science in Accountancy, California State University, Northridge, 1975. Master of Science in Taxation, Golden Gate University, 1984.

Bachelor in Biblical Studies, Cascade Bible College, Washington, 1992. Associate of Arts in Religious Studies, Northwest Nazarene University, Nampa, Idaho, 1995.


Chief internal audit Bekins Company, Los Angeles, 1962—1964. Division controller Carnation Company, 1964—1968. Corporation controller Recrion Corporation, Los Angeles and Las Vegas, 1969—1975.

Senior auditor Kafoury & Company, Reno, 1975—1977. Assistant professor Seattle University, 1978—1984. Associate professor Central Washington University, Ellensburg, 1984—1987.

Owner Shelby R. Rama, Certified Public Accountant, Kent, Washington, 1978—1984. Lecturer University Washington, Seattle, 1988—1989. Associate professor Seattle Pacific University, 1989—1992.

Professor Northwest Nazarene University, Nampa, 1992—1995. Adjunct instructor George Fox University, Newburg, Oregon, 1995—1997, Warner Pacific College, Portland, 1996—1998, Concordia University, Portland, 1997—1998, Washington State University, Vancouver, 1996—1998. Senior auditor Washington State Auditor' General’ s Office, Tacoma, 1998—1999.

Senior consultant RH International Management, Portland, 1999—2002. Fiscal manager Portland Communications Reinvestment, since 2002. Sergeant United States Army, 1953-1956.


  • Certified Public Accountant Washington.


Political activist Reagan Gubernatorial and Presidential campaigns. Treasurer Evergreen Christian Church, Vancouver, since 2003. Member of American Legion, National Fiscal Managers Association.


  • Other Interests

    Art, cartoonist.


Married Sandra Mae Jacobs, September 15, 1956 (divorced November 1975). Children: Sandra, Shelley, Sharon, Stacey, Susan, Shannon, Tracy, Shawn. Married Margaret Ann Francis.

Children: Charmaine, Ernie. Married Shirley Ione Clements. 1 child Sam.

Herbert Samuel

Enid Estelle Rama

Sandra Mae Jacobs

Margaret Ann Francis

Shirley Ione Clements

Sandra Rama

Shelley Rama

Sharon Rama

Stacey Rama

Susan Rama

Shannon Rama

Tracy Rama

Shawn Rama

Charmaine Rama

Ernie Rama

Sam Rama