Mayors of Ames: Egerton R. Chamberlain

Lifespan:              1838-1895

Term as Mayor:    1879-1880

Profession:            Cashier at Union National Bank

Interesting Facts:

  • The population of Ames was 1,153.  The college’s population was 281.
  • The first "magnetic" telephone was installed in the city, and a switchboard was installed at the Bigelow, Huntington & Tilden store.