Oakes Ames

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(10 January, 1804 -- 8 May, 1873) Ames was an American businessman and politician. He was born in Easton, Mass. and elected as a Republican to the Thirty-eighth and to the four succeeding Congresses. Ames was censured by the House of Representatives in 1873 for “seeking to procure congressional attention to the affairs of a corporation in which he was interested.” [Source: 'Biographical Directory of the United States Congress, 1774- Present', available at http://bioguide.congress.gov/biosearch/biosearch.asp]

Member of Massachusetts Delegation—United States Fifteenth Amendment, Massachusetts Delegation—United States Fourteenth Amendment & The Civil Rights Act of 1866, Massachusetts Delegation—United States Thirteenth Amendment 1863-65.

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