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Richard Benjamin Asher (1856–1937)

from Sydney Morning Herald

Mr. Richard Benjamin Asher, who up to June last, was senior member of the legal firm of Messrs. Asher, Old, and Jones died on his 81st birthday yesterday at his home in Onslow Avenue, Elizabeth Bay, where he had lived for nearly 50 years. The son of Mr. Morris Asher, member for Albury in the first New South Wales Parliament. Mr. Asher was admitted to practice in 1878. He began his legal career at Molong, and in 1900, with Messrs. Old and Jones, he founded the city firm, from which, because of ill-health, he recently withdrew. He was then one of the oldest practising solicitors in the State. He was one of the founders of the New South Wales Solicitors' Benevolent Association, and afterwards became chairman of directors, which office he held up to his death. He was honorary solicitor for the Montefiore Jewish Home, and was prominent in other Jewish activities. He was also a member of the Pioneer Club and the Millions Club. He is survived by Mrs. Asher and three daughters, Mrs. Percy Nathan, of Masterton, N.Z. Mrs. E. R. Baruch, and Miss Cissie Asher. The interment took place privately yesterday. Rabbi Falk conducted the service.

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  • probate, Sydney Morning Herald, 17 December 1937, p 8

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28 September, 1856
New South Wales, Australia


28 September, 1937 (aged 81)
Elizabeth Bay, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia

Cause of Death

general debility

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