|Name||Thomas W.L. Ashley|
Maumee, Ohio , United States
|| January 11, 1923
|Died||June 15, 2010
Jan 11, 2021 05:57pm
|Info||Thomas William Ludlow "Lud" Ashley |
born in Toledo, Lucas County, Ohio, January 11, 1923; attended the Monroe and Glenwood elementary schools, and Kent School, Kent, Conn., 1939-1942; during the Second World War served in the United States Army as a corporal with service in the Pacific Theater of Operations 1943-1945; was graduated from Yale University in 1948; associated with Toledo Publicity and Efficiency Commission in 1948; studied law in evening classes at the University of Toledo Law School; graduated from Ohio State University Law School at Columbus in 1951; was admitted to the bar in 1951 and commenced the practice of law in Whitehouse and Toledo, Ohio; in 1952 joined the staff of Radio Free Europe, serving in Europe as codirector of the press section and later as assistant director of special projects, resigning March 1, 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), Committee on Merchant Marine and Fisheries (Ninety-sixth Congress); unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 1980 to the Ninety-seventh Congress; founder and since 1981 president of a legal and congressional consulting firm in Washington, D.C.; is a resident of Washington.
Great grandson of the late former Rep. James M. Ludlow, R-5, 10.