Herbert T. Ames

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Herbert Thomas Ames (June 7, 1844 — August 3, 1936) was the Mayor of the City of Williamsport, Pennsylvania from 1928–1932.[1] In 1934, at the age of 90, he was the Prohibition Party's candidate for Governor of Pennsylvania.[2] Ames was born in Sullivan Township, Tioga County, Pennsylvania.[3]

He came to Williamsport in July, 1869, which was then the lumber capital of Pennsylvania, and resided there until his death, August 3, 1936.[3] Mr. Ames was married, December 21, 1886, to Lizzie W., daughter of Jacob Wise, of Lycoming County, Pennsylvania.[4] They had two children, Thomas W. Ames of 338 High Street, Williamsport and Mary, wife of Dr. Herbert P. Haskin, 324 High Street, Williamsport.[5] He formed a partnership with Thomas H. Hammond in 1886.The firm of Ames & Hammond was a well-known legal firm of Williamsport.[4]

He was a member of Pine Street Methodist Episcopal church, Williamsport.[4] Herbert T. Ames attended Mansfield Normal School, now Mansfield University. He was listed as the College's oldest living alumnus in his August 1936 obituary.[5]


  1. ^ http://www.lycolaw.org/history/sketches/10.htm
  2. ^ http://politicalgraveyard.com/bio/ames.html
  3. ^ a b Marshall R. Anspach, Esquire, ed. "Historical Sketches: Bench & Bar of Lycoming County by the Lycoming Law Association (1961)". 
  4. ^ a b c History of Lycoming County, John F. Meginnes
  5. ^ a b Williamsport Sun Gazette
Political offices
Preceded by
Hugh Gilmore
Mayor of Williamsport, Pennsylvania
Succeeded by
George K. Harris