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ASHLEY, Thomas William Ludlow

ASHLEY, Thomas William Ludlow
Collection of the U.S. House of Representatives


ASHLEY, Thomas William Ludlow, (Great-grandson of James M. Ashley), a Representative from Ohio; born in Toledo, Lucas County, Ohio, January 11, 1923; attended Monroe and Glenwood elementary schools; graduated from Kent School, Kent, Conn., 1942; United States Army, 1943-1945; served in the Pacific Theater of Operations; graduated from Yale University, New Haven, Conn., 1948; Toledo Publicity and Efficiency Commission, 1948; attended University of Toledo Law School; graduated from Ohio State University Law School, Columbus, Ohio, 1951; lawyer, private practice; journalist, 1952-1954; elected as a Democrat to the Eighty-fourth and to the twelve succeeding Congresses (January 3, 1955-January 3, 1981); chairman, Select Committee on Energy (Ad Hoc) (Ninety-fifth Congress); unsuccessful candidate for reelection to the Ninety-seventh Congress; business owner; professional advocate; died on June 15, 2010, in Leland, Mich.

View Record in the Biographical Directory of the U.S. Congress

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External Research Collections

Bowling Green State University
Center for Archival Collections

Bowling Green, OH
Papers: 1954-1980, 171 linear feet. The papers of Thomas Ludlow Ashley include correspondence, legislation, case files, speeches, reports, and printed material covering Thomas Ashley's political career in the House of Representatives, including the period of the Vietnamese Conflict and Watergate. Legislative files cover such topics as abortion, gun control, foreign relations, and veteran affairs. Personal files include letters from family and friends, including Ohio Governor Michael DiSalle, and George Bush.

University of Michigan
Bentley Historical Library

Ann Arbor, MI
Papers: In the Stellanova Osborn Papers, 1916-1992, 40 linear feet. Other authors include Thomas Ludlow Ashley. A finding aid is available in the library.
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Bibliography / Further Reading

"Ashley says Taxpayer Risk has Shifted to Mutual Funds. (excerpt from Thomas Ludlow Ashley's letter to Robert E. Rubin)." American Banker, 12 April 1993, 9.

"Core Bank Concept is Recipe for Disaster. (Thomas Ludlow Ashley testimony)." American Banker, 27 June 27 1991, 4.

Ralph Nader Congress Project. Citizens Look at Congress: Thomas L. Ashley, Democratic Representative from Ohio. Washington, D. C.: Grossman Publishers, 1972.

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