Mayors of Ames: Stuart N. Smith

Lifespan:              1900-1979

Term as Mayor:    1968-1973

Profession:            Plant genetics teaching and research

Interesting Facts:

  • Served a City Councilman from 1950 to 1959
  • Each year for 35 years he planted 100 seedling evergreens.  "Evergreens are like a good friend.  They are always the same the year round."
  • He was an early developer of long holding types of hybrid sweet corn
  • A city park is named after him