Thomas William Ludlow Ashley

Thomas William Ludlow Ashley

Toledo, Lucas County, Ohio, USA
Death 15 Jun 2010 (aged 87)
Leland, Leelanau County, Michigan, USA
Burial Toledo, Lucas County, Ohio, USA
Memorial ID 53717350 · View Source
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US Congressman. A member of the Democratic Party, he served Ohio's 9th District in the United States House of Representatives from 1955 to 1981. The great-grandson of former Congressman James M. Ashley, he served in the Pacific Theater, while with the US Army during World War II. Upon returning home, he graduated from Yale University in 1948, and attained his law degree from Ohio State University Law School three years later. Prior to his congressional career, he served on the staff of Radio Free Europe, and advanced to assistant director of special projects. During his tenure in Congress, Ashley was a proponent of anti-poverty and housing legislation.

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  • Originally Created by: C.S.
  • Added: 15 Jun 2010
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  • Find a Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for Thomas William Ludlow Ashley (11 Jan 1923–15 Jun 2010), Find a Grave Memorial no. 53717350, citing Woodlawn Cemetery, Toledo, Lucas County, Ohio, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave .