Thomas Ludlow Ashley

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The Honorable Thomas Ludlow Ashley is a Director of Layalina Productions, Inc.

"Congressman Ashley represented the Toledo, Ohio area in the US House of Representatives for almost three decades. A Yale University graduate, he subsequently graduated from Ohio State University Law School at Columbus. Admitted to the bar in 1951, Congressman Ashley commenced the practice of law in Whitehouse and Toledo, Ohio. In 1952 he joined the staff of Radio Free Europe, serving in Europe as Co-Director of the press section and later as assistant director of special projects, resigning March 1, 1954. While in Congress he served as Chairman of the Select Committee on Energy (Ad Hoc) (Ninety-fifth Congress) and of the Committee on Merchant Marine and Fisheries (Ninety-sixth Congress). In 1981, he founded and became the president of a legal and congressional consulting firm in Washington, D.C." [1]

His controversial recess appointment by George H.W. Bush became the basis of a landmark court case Mackie v. Clinton. [2]


  1. "About Layalina", Layalina Productions, Accessed October 2006.
  2. "When Is the Senate in Recess for Purposes of the Recess Appointments Clause?", by Michael A. Carrier, Michigan Law Review], Vol. 92, No. 7, 1994, pp. 2204-2247.