Mayors of Ames: William West

Lifespan:              1822-1920

Term as Mayor:    1870-1871

Profession:            Proprietor of the West Hotel

Interesting Facts:

  • Ohio legislator before moving to Iowa
  • Member of City Council, Board of Education and Methodist Episcopal Church
  • Resigned as mayor within the first three months of his one-year term, which was filled by W. D. Lucas