Ames, Oliver, 1831-1895

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Dates:
Birth 1831-02-04
Death 1895-10-22

Biographical notes:

Oliver Ames, 1831- 1895, Governor of Massachusetts in 1887-1890. He was son of Oakes Ames, (1804-1873) and nephew of Oliver Ames (1807-1877), the President of Union Pacific Railroad Co. In 1873 he was named as one of the executors of his father' estate. He was on the Board of the Union Pacific in 1874-1877, and served as a board member and director of several industrial companies, banks, and railroads, including the New Orleans, Mobile, & Texas, and Central Branch of the Union Pacific Railroad Company.

From the description of Business papers of Oliver Ames, 1872-1901. (Huntington Library, Art Collections & Botanical Gardens). WorldCat record id: 122446296

American Capitalist and politician. He was a three time Governor of Massachusetts.

From the guide to the Oliver Ames autograph and letter to David A. Wells, 1887, (The New York Public Library. Manuscripts and Archives Division.)

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Subjects:

  • Railroads--History--19th century--Sources
  • Executors and administrators--Archives
  • Businessmen--Archives
  • Executives--Archives
  • Brokers--Correspondence
  • Governor

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  • Massachusetts (as recorded)
  • United States (as recorded)