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Herbert Thomas Ames was the Mayor of the City of Williamsport, Pennsylvania from 1928-1932. In 1934, at the age of 90, he was the Prohibition Party's candidate for Governor of Pennsylvania.

Herbert T. Ames attended Mansfield Normal School, now Mansfield University. He was listed as the College's oldest living alumnus in his August 1936 obituary.[1]

He came to Williamsport in July, 1869, which was then the lumber capital of Pennsylvania, and resided there until his death, August 3, 1936.[2]

Mr. Ames was married, December 21, 1886, to Lizzie W., daughter of Jacob Wise, of Lycoming County, Pennsylvania.[3] They had two children, Thomas W. Ames of 338 High Street, Williamsport and Mary, wife of Dr. Herbert P. Haskin, 324 High Street, Williamsport.[1]

He formed a partnership with Thomas H. Hammond in 1886.The firm of Ames & Hammond was a well-known legal firm of Williamsport.[3]

He was a member of Pine Street Methodist Episcopal church, Williamsport.[3]


  • Source #1: Historical Sketches: Bench & Bar of Lycoming County by the Lycoming Law Association (1961) Edited and compiled by Association member Marshall R. Anspach, Esquire.
  1. ^ a b Williamsport Sun Gazette
  2. ^ Bench & Bar of Lycoming County
  3. ^ a b c History of Lycoming County, John F. Meginnes


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