Frank Kirklighter Woolley, 74, a retired executive director of the Association of American Physicians and Surgeons and a former official of the Agriculture Department, died June 6 at Commonwealth Doctors Hospital after a heart attack.
Mr. Woolley joined Agriculture in 1933. He held a number of positions in the department in Washington and the midwest. He was a director of the Commodity Credit Corporation when he resigned in 1951 to become legislative counsel of the American Farm Bureau Federation.
During World War II, he was an officer in the Navy and also worked briefly for the War Production Board.
In 1961, Mr. Woolley moved to Naperville, Ill., and became a counsel to the American Medical Association. He later became executive director of the Association of American Physicians and Surgeons. In 1980, he returned to the Washington area when the organization moved its headquarters here. He retired in 1981.
Mr. Woolley also had been an associate director of Americans for Constitutional Action, which keeps an index of the voting records of members of Congress.
Mr. Woolley was born in Guthrie, Okla., and reared in Kansas. He first moved to the Washington area in 1933. He earned a bachelor's degree at George Washington University while working at Agriculture and a law degree at the University of Missouri in Kansas City. He lived in Fairfax at the time of his death.
Mr. Woolley was a member of the Belle Haven Country Club and had been club golf champion.
Survivors include his wife, Alice M., of Fairfax; six daughters, Jean Marie Clough of McLean, Patricia A. Taylor of Annandale, Mary Alice Kraft of Wheaton, Dorothy Claire Thomas of Towson, Md., Laurie Jane Woolley of Fairfax, and Sue Frances McKenzie of Baltimore; a son, James Kirk Woolley of Las Vegas, Nev.; a sister, Ethel J. Vilm of Delray Beach, Fla., and 18 grandchildren.