- Oliver Ames
Oliver Ames 35th Governor of Massachusetts In office
January 8, 1887 – January 4, 1890
Lieutenant John Q. A. Brackett Preceded by George D. Robinson Succeeded by John Q. A. Brackett 33rd Lieutenant Governor of Massachusetts In office
Governor Benjamin F. Butler (1883–1884)
George D. Robinson (1884–1887)
Preceded by Byron Weston Succeeded by John Q. A. Brackett Massachusetts Senate In office
Town of Easton
Personal details Born February 4, 1831
Died October 22, 1895(aged 64)
Political party Republican Spouse(s) Anna Coffin Ray Profession Financier Signature
Oliver Ames (February 4, 1831 – October 22, 1895) was a U.S. political figure and financier. He was the 35th Governor of Massachusetts (1887–1890). He was the son of Oakes Ames (1804–1873), a United States Congressman who was censured in the Credit Mobilier scandal, and the nephew of Oliver Ames, Jr..
Ames was born in North Easton, Massachusetts. He was apprenticed in his father's shovel factory, and was later educated at Brown University. In 1863, he became a partner in Ames & Sons. For ten years, he superintended the mechanical business of the establishment, and on his father's death assumed control of his numerous financial trusts, including shares in the Union Pacific Railroad.
As his father's heir, Ames spent several years in paying off the obligations of millions of dollars incurred by the Union Pacific Railroad and other undertakings. He entered public life avowedly to vindicate his father's memory: he was lieutenant-governor of Massachusetts 1882-86, in 1883 obtained the vindicatory resolution he sought, and from 1886 to 1888 was governor.
His son Oakes Ames (1874–1950) was a well-known American botanist and orchid expert.
Ames was elected an honorary member of Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonia music fraternity in 1917, by the fraternity's Alpha Chapter at the New England Conservatory in Boston. He is the only known honorary member known to be elected after his death.
- ^ a b Clarke, James W. (1885). The Bay State Monthly A Massachusetts Magazine of Literature, History, Biography and State Progress Vol. II. Boston, Massachusetts: John N. McClintock and Company. p. 187.
- ^ "Ames, Oakes". Appletons' Cyclopædia of American Biography. 1900.
- ^ "Ames, Oliver (son)". Encyclopedia Americana. 1920.
- Clarke, James W.: The Bay State Monthly A Massachusetts Magazine of Literature, History, Biography and State Progress Vol. II, Boston, Massachusetts: John N. McClintock and Company, (1885) p. 187.
Political offices Preceded by
Lieutenant Governor of Massachusetts
John Q. A. Brackett
George D. Robinson
Governor of Massachusetts
John Q. A. Brackett
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