End of the Trail
Notices in this section are limited to names of those who have achieved pioneer status through many years in the North, or who are otherwise of unquestioned importance in the daily scene.
William Robert Cashen, 66, author and teacher who was born in Douglas and who lived in Alaska nearly all his life, died in Fairbanks February 5. A 1937 graduate of the University of Alaska in Fairbanks, he taught public school in Anchorage for five years and then returned to the university as a mathematics teacher. Until his retirement in 1974, he was continuously employed by the university. He wrote Farthest North College President in 1972, a biography of Dr. Charles E. Bunnell, first president of the university, and he wrote a column, Cashen's Corner, a collection of university history and anecdotes, in the Alumni Association publication. His posts at the university included dean of students, dean of men, director of summer sessions, head of the Department of Mathematics, head of alumni services, and head of career planning and placement. His wife. Ellen, of Fairbanks survives., [Aug1981]
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