Born 2 December 1845
Died 29 January 1906. (Melbourne Boroondara cemetery)
Parents: Patrick, merchant, and Jane Reid
Marriage: 22 Nov 1869 Ellen Leeson; 3s. 3d.
Occupation: Wine merchant
Career: Arrived Vic. in the Una 1853; with father's business at Clunes; bought land at Creswick; to Melbourne 1873, joined McGee and Co., wine and spirit merchants, became a partner in the firm; quit McGee and Company c1893 and spent a year in England; returned to become manager of Shepherd and Co., wine merchants, until 1899; president Licensed Victuallers Association 1901; founding member Melbourne Beefsteak Club; a founder and honorary secretary Melbourne Shakespeare Society; delivered lectures on the liquor trade in Vic. and New Zealand during 1902; contributor to Argus and drama critic for Australasian. Uncle of T. R. Ashworth (q.v.).
|House||Electorate||Start *||End *|
|MLA||East Melbourne||July 1901||(b/e)||September 1902|
*The Start date for Members elected after 1900 is the date they were elected. The start date for pre-1900 Members is the date they were sworn in.