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

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AMES, Oliver, American manufacturer, son of Oakes above: b. North Easton, Mass., 1831; d. 1895. He was trained in his father's works, and as his heir spent several years in paying off the obligations of millions of dollars incurred by the Union Pacific Railroad and other undertakings. Entering public life avowedly to vindicate his father's memory, he was lieutenant-governor of Massachusetts 1882-86; in 1883 obtained the vindicatory resolution he sought; and 1886-88 was governor.