Fisher Ames

Fisher Ames

Birth
Dedham, Norfolk County, Massachusetts, USA
Death 4 Jul 1808 (aged 50)
Dedham, Norfolk County, Massachusetts, USA
Burial Dedham, Norfolk County, Massachusetts, USA
Memorial ID 7252213 · View Source
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U.S. Congressman. Graduating from Harvard College in 1774, he was a school teacher, studied law, was admitted to the bar and commenced practice in Dedham, Massachusetts in 1781. He was a member of the Massachusetts State House of Representatives, in 1788 and a member of the Massachusetts convention for the ratification of the Federal Constitution in 1788. In 1789, he was elected as a Pro-Administration candidate to the First to the Third Congresses and as a Federalist to the Fourth Congress, serving until 1797. After his term, he resumed the practice of law, was a member of the Governor’s council, (1798-1800) and president of Harvard University in 1804. He died form failing health issues at age 50.

Bio by: John "J-Cat" Griffith


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  • Added: 10 Mar 2003
  • Find A Grave Memorial 7252213
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Fisher Ames (9 Apr 1758–4 Jul 1808), Find A Grave Memorial no. 7252213, citing Old Village Cemetery, Dedham, Norfolk County, Massachusetts, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave .