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 Edward Newton Ament

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Edward Newton Ament

Birth
Arcata, Humboldt County, California, USA
Death
24 Feb 1949 (aged 88)
Berkeley, Alameda County, California, USA
Burial
El Cerrito, Contra Costa County, California, USA
Memorial ID
11497301 View Source

Born in Arcata, California, Ament grew up in the Napa Valley and was a graduate of Heald's Business College.

Edward and his wife Floy headed the list of people responsible for starting the Greenville Indian Mission, in Greenville, Plumas County, CA, which in 1897, became a Bureau of Indian Affairs School. They left Greenville about 1900 to live in San Jose.

In 1905 he moved to Berkeley, California where he later owned the Ashby Furniture Company. In 1926 he was appointed to the Berkeley Board of Library Trustees and in 1928 became president. His time on the board is best remembered for leading the construction of the Berkeley Public Library. In May 1932 he was appointed to the Berkeley city council replacing the resigning Agnes Moody.

On Aug 2nd 1932, President Caldecott called to attention a provision of the City Charter that required him to appoint three members to the Board of Equalization. He nominated Councilman Porter, Hoyt and Ament. Motion was made, seconded and adopted.

Following the election of Mayor Thomas Caldecott to the Alameda County Board of Supervisors a few months later, Ament was appointed Mayor of Berkeley serving until 1939. He died suddenly at the age of 88 while in his dentist's waiting room.

Thank you to contributor J. D. Larimore for providing information on Mayor Ament.

Born in Arcata, California, Ament grew up in the Napa Valley and was a graduate of Heald's Business College.

Edward and his wife Floy headed the list of people responsible for starting the Greenville Indian Mission, in Greenville, Plumas County, CA, which in 1897, became a Bureau of Indian Affairs School. They left Greenville about 1900 to live in San Jose.

In 1905 he moved to Berkeley, California where he later owned the Ashby Furniture Company. In 1926 he was appointed to the Berkeley Board of Library Trustees and in 1928 became president. His time on the board is best remembered for leading the construction of the Berkeley Public Library. In May 1932 he was appointed to the Berkeley city council replacing the resigning Agnes Moody.

On Aug 2nd 1932, President Caldecott called to attention a provision of the City Charter that required him to appoint three members to the Board of Equalization. He nominated Councilman Porter, Hoyt and Ament. Motion was made, seconded and adopted.

Following the election of Mayor Thomas Caldecott to the Alameda County Board of Supervisors a few months later, Ament was appointed Mayor of Berkeley serving until 1939. He died suddenly at the age of 88 while in his dentist's waiting room.

Thank you to contributor J. D. Larimore for providing information on Mayor Ament.


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