The Encyclopedia Americana (1920)/Ames, Oliver (brother)

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AMES, Oliver, American manufacturer, brother of Oakes above: b. Plymouth, Mass., 5 Nov. 1807; d. 9 March 1877. His brother's partner, he was a sharer in all his business enterprises; president pro tempore of the Union Pacific Railroad 1866-68, formal president 1868-71; a director in the Credit Mobilier. After his brother's death he became head of the manufacturing firm. He was a member of the State senate, 1852 and 1857.