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 [decorative delimiter] Class of 1894

Vol. IV
p573
3587

(Born Mas.)

Butler Ames1

(Ap'd Mas.)

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Born Lowell, MA.a

Military History. — Cadet at the U. S. M. A., from June 15, 1889 to June 12, 1894, when he was graduated and promoted in the Army to

(Second Lieut. of Infantry, 11th Infantry, June 12, 1894)

Resigned, Oct. 1, 1894.

Civil History. — Agent of Wamesetº Power Company, Lowell, Mas. — Graduated (B. S.) from Massachusetts Institute of Technology. — City Father of Lowell, 1897. — Representative, Massachusetts General Court, from 27th Middlesex District, 1898 and 1899. — Chairman of Select Committee on Street Railroads, 1899. — 1st Lieutenant, Battery A, Massachusetts Volunteer Militia, 1895 to 1898.

Military History. — Appointed

(Adjutant, 6th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, May 12, 1898)

— Acting Engineer Officer, 2d Army Corps, at Camp Alger, Va., May 24. — Sailed on transport Yale with expedition under General Miles to Siboney and Guantanamo, and to Puerto Rico. — Commanded left flank in skirmish at Guanica, P. R. — In command of regiment on occasion of night attack at Guanica, July 27.

(Lieut.‑Colonel, 6th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, Aug. 9, 1898)

(Honorably mustered out of Volunteer Service, Jan. 21, 1899)

Vol. V
p521
[Supplement, Vol. V: 1900‑1910]

Civil History. — Civil Administrator of Arecibo, District of Puerto Rico, till Nov., 1898; served as member of Common Council of Lowell, in 1896; a member of the Massachusetts State Legislature for three years, 1897, 1898, 1899; Chairman of committee on street railways; was elected to the Fifty-eighth and Fifty-ninth Congresses, and re‑elected to the Sixtieth Congress.

Vol. VI
p695
[Supplement, Vol. VI: 1910‑1920]

(Born Aug. 22, 1871.)

Military History. —

Second Lieut., 11th Infantry, June 12, 1894,

Resigned, Oct. 1, 1894.

Lieut.‑Colonel, 6th Mass. Volunteer Infantry, Aug. 9, 1898,

Honorably Mustered Out, Jan. 21, 1899.

Civil History. — Civil Administrator of Arecibo, District of Porto Rico, to November, 1898; member of Common Council of Lowell, Mas., in 1896; Member of Massachusetts State Legislature, 1897‑88‑89; Chairman of Committee on Street Railways; elected to 58th, 59th, 60th, 61st and 62nd Congresses;b Member of Committee on Foreign Affairs and Member of Committee on Military Affairs of the House of Representatives; in 1915 elected as Delegate-at‑Large to the National Republican Convention of the State of Massachusetts; at declaration of war, offered (in writing) his services, in any capacity, to the Secretary of War; receiving no intimation from War Department, petition was sent to the President, through the Secretary of War, signed by the Governors of Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Vermont and Connecticut, together with their Adjutant Generals, representing ninety per cent of the New England National Guard, requesting that he be appointed Major-General commanding the New England Division; the petition was presented by Senator Weeks with endorsement of General Indicates a West Point graduate and gives his Class.Kuhn, head of the War College, and approved by leaders of the House and Senate, but no reply was made to it. In May, 1917, while waiting for service in the U. S. Army, was appointed Head of Military Council of Massachusetts; as member of Public Safety Committee of Massachusetts, organized the Massachusetts State Guard of Three Brigades; in November, by action of the Governor and Council, was made Major-General commanding Massachusetts State Guard.

Made Treasurer of the United States Cartridge Company, October, 1918.

Address: Lowell, Mass.

Vol. VII
p378
[Supplement, Vol. VII: 1920‑1930]

Military History: —

Second Lieutenant, 11th Infantry, June 12, 1894.

Resigned, Oct. 1, 1894.

Civil History: — Civil Administrator of Arecibo, District of Porto Rico, to Nov., 1898; member of Common Council of Lowell, Mass., in 1896; member of Massachusetts  p379 State Legislature, 1897‑98‑99; Chairman of Committee on Street Railways; elected to 58th, 59th, 60th, 61st, and 62nd Congresses; Member of Committee on Foreign Affairs and Member of Committee on Military Affairs of the House of Representatives; in 1915 elected as Delegate-at‑Large to the National Republican Convention of the State of Massachusetts. Made Treasurer of the United States Cartridge Co., Oct., 1918.

Address: 236 Fairmount St., Lowell, Mass.

Vol. VIII
p95
[Supplement, Vol. VIII: 1930‑1940]

Military History: —

2d Lt. 11th Inf., June 12, 1894.

Resigned, Oct. 1, 1894.

Vol. IX
p63
[Supplement, Vol. IX: 1940‑1950]

Military History: —

2 Lt 11 Inf 12 Jun 1894.

Resd 1 Oct 1894.

Civil History: — Treasurer and Director, Wamesitº Power Co; Vice Pres, Ames Textile Corp, Lowell Mass

Member Order of the Cincinnati in NH

Son of Adelbert Ames, Class of May 1861

Died Nov. 7, 1954, at Tewksbury, Mass.: Aged 83.c

Buried, Hildreth Family Cemetery, Lowell, MA.


The Author's Note:

1 Son of General Indicates a West Point graduate and gives his Class.Adelbert Ames, U. S. A., who graduated from the U. S. M. A. in 1861.

[Variants of this note also in Vols. VI and VII.]


Thayer's Notes:

a Rep. Ames's birthplace is from the Biographical Directory of the United States Congress.

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b While in Congress in 1910, Rep. Ames designed an airplane which was tested on a Navy destroyer: see Turnbull and Lord, History of United States Naval Aviation, p7.

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c Rep. Ames died after the publication of Vol. IX (1950), the most recent volume of the Supplements to Cullum's Register available to me, which may also be the most recent volume in the public domain. The date and place of his death are from the memorial article and biographical sketch at West Point Association of Graduates.


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