Mayors of Ames: Hollis Bates Manning

Lifespan:              1887-1972

Term as Mayor:    1942-1946

Profession:            Farmer

Interesting Facts:

  • Voters approved a bond issue to build the Ames Municipal Airport
  • The Ames Chamber of Commerce was incorporated in 1944
  • The bonds were paid off that were used to build Central Junior High, Lincoln and Roosevelt Schools
  • Trolly rails were removed from Main Street and donated to a scrap metal drive to support the war
  • 20-minute "black-out" tests were held for the war effort
  • Bus routes expanded to better serve West Ames
  • The South side of 5th Street was rezoned from residential to commercial