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.