Party affiliation: Democrat
2d. Mistress Rebecca Vandevanter Ames, November 19, 1856. Founder of village of Three Oaks, Michigan, 1850. Held many local offices.
Member State legislature, 1849. Member of the board of control Michigan Agricultural College, 1883-1889, 1891-1897. Received the votes of his party 3 times for Congress, 3 times for United States senator and once for government.