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  Ames, Butler
NameButler Ames
Lowell, Massachusetts , United States
Born August 22, 1871
DiedNovember 06, 1954 (83 years)
Last ModifedRBH
Sep 07, 2015 03:19am
InfoAMES, Butler, (son of Adelbert Ames and grandson of Benjamin Franklin Butler), a Representative from Massachusetts; born in Lowell, Mass., August 22, 1871; attended the public schools and Phillips Exeter Academy, Exeter, N.H.; was graduated from the United States Military Academy at West Point in 1894; resigned from the United States Army after appointment as second lieutenant to the Eleventh Regiment, United States Infantry; took a postgraduate course at Massachusetts Institute of Technology and was graduated in 1896 as a mechanical and electrical engineer; engaged in manufacturing; served as a member of the common council of Lowell in 1896; enlisted during the Spanish-American War and was commissioned lieutenant and adjutant of the Sixth Regiment, Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry; appointed acting engineer officer of the Second Army Corps under General Graham, in addition to his duties as adjutant; was promoted to lieutenant colonel in August 1898; served as civil administrator of the Arecibo district of Puerto Rico until November 1898; member of the Massachusetts house of representatives 1897-1899; elected as a Republican to the Fifty-eighth and to the four succeeding Congresses (March 4, 1903-March 3, 1913); was not a candidate for renomination in 1912; resumed manufacturing pursuits; president of United States Cartridge Co., and treasurer of Heinze Electrical Co. of Lowell; at time of death was treasurer and a director of Wamesit Power Co. of Lowell, Mass.; director of Union Land and Grazing Co., Colorado Springs, Colo., and vice president and a director of Ames Textile Corp., Lowell, Mass.; died in Tewksbury, Mass., November 6, 1954; interment in Hildreth Family Cemetery, Lowell, Mass.


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Father Adelbert Ames 1835-1933
Mother Blanche Butler Ames 1847-1939
Grandfather Benjamin Franklin Butler 1818-1893
Uncle Paul Butler 1845-1850
Uncle Paul Butler 1852-1918
Uncle Ben Israel Butler 1855-1881
Grandmother Sarah Jones Hildreth Butler 1816-1876

  01/18/1911 MA US Senate Lost 2.51% (-49.82%)
  11/08/1910 MA District 05 Won 51.10% (+2.22%)
  11/03/1908 MA District 05 Won 56.02% (+14.96%)
  11/06/1906 MA District 05 Won 54.17% (+9.95%)
  11/08/1904 MA District 05 Won 54.63% (+12.18%)
  11/04/1902 MA District 05 Won 48.40% (+3.13%)