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educator , geneticist

William James Ash, American geneticist, educator. Recipient Travel award Cornell University, 1963, Travel award National Science Foundation, 1983; National Science Foundation grantee, 1970-1972, 79-81.


Ash, William James was born on November 3, 1931. Son of William and Anna Marie (Ruegg) Ash.


Bachelor of Science, Cornell University, 1953. Master of Science, Cornell University, 1958. Doctor of Philosophy, Cornell University, 1960.


Graduate research assistant Cornell University, Ithaca, New York, 1955-1959, research geneticist, 1959-1964. Director research Crescent Corporation, Aquebogue, 1964-1965. Assistant professor West Virginia University, Morgantown, 1965-1966.

Professor St. Lawrence University, Canton, New York, 1966-1981, Kuwait University, Arabian Gulf, 1976-1978. Program officer National Science Foundation, Washington, 1979-1981. Member senior staff United States-Saudi Joint Commission, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, 1982-1983.

President Advisory Associates International, Westhampton, New York, 1981-1994. Professor State University of New York, Stony Brook, 1985-1991, professor emeritus, since 1991.


  • Other Work

    • Contributor articles to professional journals.


Commander Peconic Bay Power Squadron, Riverhead, New York, 1986-1988. Scoutmaster Boy Scouts American, Canton, 1967-1969. Coach United States Amateur Ice Hockey Association, Canton, 1970-1975.

Captain United States Army, 1953-1965. Fellow American Dermatoglyphics Association. Member Cape Lookout Sail and Power Squadron Club, Alpenverein Club, Sigma Xi, Beta Beta Beta.


  • Other Interests

    Sailing, gardening, photography, travel, amateur radio, genealogy, celestial navigation.


Married Gertrude Louise Kehm, June 15, 1953 (deceased June, 6, 2001). Children: Annalee M., Barbara A. (deceased), William J., Junior, James J., Lydia A.

William Ash

Anna Marie (Ruegg) Ash

Gertrude Louise Kehm

Annalee M. Ash

Barbara A. Ash (deceased)

William J. Ash

Junior Ash

James J. Ash

Lydia A. Ash