Ashworth, Thomas Ramsden

Born 05 December 1864 (Richmond, Victoria)
Died 23 August 1935. (Fitzroy. Melbourne general cemetery)
Parents: Thomas Ramsden, medical practitioner, b. England, and Mary Jane Leeson
Marriage: (1) 1888 Emily Ashweek; (2) 1894 Marguerite Adele Young
Occupation: Architect and estate agent

Career: Family moved to Bombala, New South Wales and returned to Melbourne after father's death 1876; spent four years at sea; carpenter and builder; architect and estate agent; fellow Royal Victorian Institute of Architects 1916; with H.D. Annear designed Church St Bridge, Richmond; founded Union Can Co., Gardner and Company Ltd, Aust. Condensed Milk Company Ltd, Dux Picture Company Ltd; director Bussell, Robson Pty Ltd, clothiers; chairman and founder Employers Fed. Insurance Company Ltd 1927; in later years owned model poultry-breeding farm, Frankston; president Vic. Free Trade Association 1898-1902; chairman canister makers section Chamber of Manufactures 1910-1917; president Vic. Employers Fed. 1920-1934. Melbourne and Metropolitan Board of Works commissioner 1896-1898; Nephew of John Francis Deegan (q.v.). South Melbourne city councillor 1895-1898

House Electorate Start *   End *  
MLAOvensOctober 1902 May 1904 

Other seats contested: Albert Park 1897
Appointments: 1900, Indi (fed.) 1901, Hampden 1904. Royal commission on the Constitution 1927-1929
Publications: Co-author (with brother) of Proportional Representation...1900 and numerous articles on public affairs.
References: Australian Dictionary of Biography, 7
Initial data source: Browne, G, 'Biographical Register of the Victorian Parliament 1900-84', 1985
Last update: 1985 (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.