Ramsay, Robert

Born 16 February 1842 (Hawick, Roxburghshire)
Died 23 May 1882. (Melbourne)
Parents: Rev. Andrew Mitchell and Isabella, nee Milne
Marriage: 1868 Yangery, Isabella Catherine Urquhart; 2s. 2d.
Occupation: Solicitor
Religion: Presbyterian
Education: Private school and Scotch College Melbourne

Career: Arrived Port Phillip 1847; articled to John Macgregor, solicitor, 1859; admitted Supreme Court 1864; partner Macgregor, Ramsay & Brahe 1866. President Law Institute Vic. 1874 and had much to do with its management.

House Electorate Start *   End *  
MLAEast BourkeOctober 1870(b/e)May 1882 

Appointments: Minister without office 10 June 1872-31 July 1874; postmaster-general 31 July 1874-7 Aug 1875; minister Public Instruction and postmaster-general 20 Oct 1875-21 May 1877; chief secretary and minister Education 5 Mar 1880-3 Aug 1880.
References: Australian Dictionary of Biography, 6
Initial data source: Thomson, K & Serle, G, 'A Biographical Register of the Victorian Legislature 1851-1900', ANU Press, 1972
Last update: 1972 (last date the record was checked and updated)

*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.