|3rd Governor of Maine|
December 5, 1821 – January 2, 1822
|Preceded by||William D. Williamson|
|Succeeded by||Daniel Rose|
October 30, 1778|
|Died||September 28, 1835
|Political party||Democratic-Republican Party|
|Alma mater||Harvard University|
Benjamin Ames (October 30, 1778 – September 28, 1835) was the third Governor of the U.S. state of Maine, who served from December 5, 1821 to January 2, 1822. He was born in Andover, Massachusetts, and attended Harvard University. He died in 1835 in Houlton, Maine. He was a resident of Bath, Maine while in the Legislature.
Ames served as a County Attorney from 1807 to 1811 and then Common Pleas Court judge until 1814. He was the first Speaker of the Maine House of Representatives, having been elected to the House in 1820. Upon the resignation of William D. Williamson, Ames served as governor for about a month until Daniel Rose took office. Ames was elected to the Maine Senate in 1824, serving as the fourth President of the Senate. With the elections of 1827, he returned to the state Maine House of Representatives.
- Past presidents - Benjamin Ames,Democratic-Republican, 1824. Accessed September 13, 2005.
- People.maine.com governor list
- http://www.nndb.com/gov/927/000051774/ accessed September 13, 2005
- http://www.maine.gov/legis/lawlib/govs.htm accessed September 13, 2005
William D. Williamson
|3rd Governor of Maine
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