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Oakes Ames

Born: Jan 10, 1804

Death: May 8, 1873

Birthplace: Easton

Profession: Politician

Nationality: United States

Oakes Ames

Date of Birth : Jan 10, 1804
Date of Death : May 8, 1873
Birth Place : Easton

Oakes Ames was an American manufacturer, capitalist, and member of the United States House of Representatives from Massachusetts. As a congressman, he is credited by many historians as being the single most important influence in the building of the Union Pacific portion of the transcontinental railroad. He is also noted for the subsequent scandal that alleged the improper sale of stock of the railroad's construction company.


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