Mayors of Ames: George G. Tilden

Lifespan:              1842-1892

Term as Mayor:    1880-1881

Profession:            Owner of general merchandise store Tilden Brothers and Company

Interesting Facts:

  • Served in the Union Army for three years during the Civil War and was promoted to Brevet Major
  • The first long distance phone lines were installed
  • The first brick school building opened.  "Central" served all grades.