Mayors of Ames: W. D. Lucas

Lifespan:              1838-1892

Term as Mayor:    1874-1875

Profession:            Banker

Interesting Facts:

  • POW in the Civil War
  • Credited with establishing the first bank in Story County
  • Served on the first Board of Education of Washington Township with first mayor of Ames, William West
  • Fulfilled 9 months of the first mayor’s term
  • While mayor, a sidewalk fund was put in with the general fund