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Ames, Oakes

Born: 1804 AD
Died: 1873 AD, at 69 years of age.

Nationality: American
Categories: Politician


1804 - Born in Easton, Massachusetts on January 10th. An American Republican politician and railroad industrialist.

1860 - He was a member of the executive council of Massachusetts.

1863 - Elected as a Republican to the Thirty-eighth and to the four succeeding Congresses.

1873 - He was censured by the House of Representatives on February 27th for ”seeking to procure congressional attention to the affairs of a corporation in which he was interested,” which was in connection with the Crédit Mobilier. Ames had been accused of profiteering on the construction of the railroad.

         - Died in North Easton, Massachusetts on May 8th, interment in Unity Cemetery.

1883 - The legislature of Massachusetts passed resolutions of gratitude for his work and faith in his integrity and petitioned the United States Congress to extend him a like acknowledgment.


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