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Ames, Adelbert, 1835-1933


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    • Birth Date

        (edtf) 1835-10-31
    • Death Date

        (edtf) 1933-04-12
    • Has Affiliation

        • Affiliation End: 1861
        • Organization: (naf) United States Military Academy
    • Has Affiliation

        • Affiliation Start: 1870
        • Affiliation End: 1874
        • Organization: (naf) United States. Congress. Senate
    • Has Affiliation

        • Organization: (naf) Republican Party (U.S. : 1854- )
    • Birth Place

        (naf) Rockland (Me.)
    • Death Place

        (naf) Ormond (Fla.)
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    • found: nuc89-12084: His Impeachment trial of Adelbert Ames ... [MI] 1876?(hdg. on NHi rept.: Ames, Adelbert, 1835-1933)
    • found: LC data base, 3/17/89(hdg.: Ames, Adelbert, 1835-1933)
    • found: Biog. dir. of the U.S. Congress website, June 15, 2016:(Ames, Adelbert, (father of Butler Ames and son-in-law of Benjamin Franklin Butler), a Senator from Mississippi; born in Rockland, Knox County, Maine, October 31, 1835; attended the common schools; graduated from the United States Military Academy at West Point in 1861; during the Civil War served with the Union Army from 1861 to 1865 as lieutenant, colonel, and brigadier general; breveted colonel; received the Congressional Medal of Honor for gallantry at the Battle of Bull Run; captain in the Fifth Artillery of the Regular Army 1864-1866; lieutenant colonel of the Twenty-fourth United States Infantry from 1866 until 1870, when he resigned; appointed Provisional Governor of Mississippi on March 15, 1868; appointed to the command of the fourth military district (Department of Mississippi) March 17, 1869; upon the readmission of the State of Mississippi to representation was elected as a Republican to the United States Senate, and served from February 23, 1870, until January 10, 1874, when he resigned, having been elected Governor in 1873; chairman, Committee on Enrolled Bills (Fifty-third Congress); Governor of Mississippi from January 4, 1874, until March 29, 1876, when he resigned; moved to New York City and later to Lowell, Mass.; engaged in the flour business, with mills in Minnesota; also interested in various manufacturing industries in Lowell; was appointed brigadier general of Volunteers in the war with Spain 1898-1899; discontinued active business pursuits and lived in retirement in Lowell, Mass.; died at his winter home in Ormond, Fla., April 12, 1933; interment in Hildreth Cemetery, Lowell, Mass.)
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