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Thomas Ramsden Ashworth

Thomas Ramsden Ashworth

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
MLA
Ovens
1st Oct 1902
 
1st May 1904
 

*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.

Other seats contested
Albert Park 1897
Appointments
1900, Indi (Federal) 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
Array (last date the record was checked and updated)