Herbert T. Ames was the leading Prohibitionist in Williamsport, Pennsylvania during the early 20th Century. He was born on 7 June 1844 in Sullivan Township.
Ames graduated from Mansfield State Normal School and later studied law in Ann Arbor, Michigan. After moving to Williamsport in 1869 and opening a law practice, he served on the City Council, was elected Mayor at age 83, and later ran for Governor of Pennsylvania.
Herbert Ames died in 1936.
-- Gammon, 2007, p.105