Jim Ramsay

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The Honourable
Jim Ramsay
Member of the Victorian Legislative Assembly
for Balwyn
In office
19 May 1973 – 30 September 1988
Preceded by Alex Taylor
Succeeded by Robert Clark
Personal details
Born James Halford Ramsay
(1930-02-12)12 February 1930
Camberwell, Victoria, Australia
Died 22 August 2013(2013-08-22) (aged 83)
Nationality Australian
Political party Liberal Party of Australia
Spouse(s) Dorothy Gaze (m. 1953)
Alma mater University of Melbourne
Occupation Printer and publisher

James Halford Ramsay (12 February 1930 – 22 August 2013)[1] was an Australian politician. He was a Liberal Party member of the Victorian Legislative Assembly, representing the seat of Balwyn. He was also a minister in the cabinets of Dick Hamer and Lindsay Thompson.[2]

Personal life[edit]

James Halford Ramsay was born in Camberwell, Melbourne, on 12 February 1930, the third of four children of Australian-born parents, Alan William Ramsay, printer and publisher, and Beatrice Agnes Ramsay (née Kent), physiotherapist. He was raised with his siblings Tom, Mary and Bill in the family home in Chaucer Crescent, Canterbury, and educated at East Camberwell Primary School before secondary education at Scotch College, Hawthorn.

After working with his father Alan at publisher Ramsay Ware, Jim was elected to the Victorian parliament as the MLA for Balwyn in 1973 where he served for 15 years.[1]


  1. ^ a b Hon. James Halford "Jim" Ramsay, The Age, 25 August 2013.
  2. ^ Ramsay, James Halford, Parliament of Victoria.
Victorian Legislative Assembly
Preceded by
Alex Taylor
Member for Balwyn
Succeeded by
Robert Clark
Political offices
Preceded by
Rob Maclellan
Minister of Labour and Industry
Succeeded by
Rob Jolly
Minister of Consumer Affairs
Succeeded by
Haddon Storey
Preceded by
Ian Smith
Minister for Economic Development
Succeeded by
Bill Landeryou