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Benjamin Ames

Born: Oct 30, 1778

Death: Sep 28, 1835

Birthplace: Andover

Nationality: United States

Benjamin Ames

Date of Birth : Oct 30, 1778
Date of Death : Sep 28, 1835
Birth Place : Andover

Benjamin Ames 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. 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 state senate in 1824, serving as the fourth President of the Senate. With the elections of 1827, he returned to the state House of Representatives.

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