Mayors of Ames: Merrill C. Jones

Lifespan:              1842 – 1887

Term as Mayor:    1886 – 1887

Profession:            Stationmaster for Chicago & Northwestern Railroad

Interesting Facts:

  • Civil War veteran
  • Very involved with Masonic Lodge in Ames
  • As Mayor, oversaw controversial
    property assessments that lead to
    construction of the first City Hall in 1886