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Fisher Ames ( April 19 , 1758 âe" July 4 , 1808 ) was a Representative in the United States Congress from the 1st Congressional District of Massachusetts .

Life and political career

Ames was born in Dedham, Massachusetts . His father, a physician, died when Fisher was but six years old, but his mother resolved, in spite of her limited income, to give the boy a classical education. At the age of six he began the study of Latin, and at the age of twelve, he was sent to Harvard College graduating in 1774 when he began work as a teacher. While teaching school Ames also studied law. He was admitted to the bar , and commenced practice in Dedham in 1781.

His father, Dr. Nathaniel Ames , "was a man of an acute and active mind, and is best known as the author of the Ames Almanacs ," which were the inspiration for the Poor Richard's Almanacs .[ 1]

In 1788, he served in the Massachusetts House of Representatives . He became a member of the Massachusetts convention that ratified the United States Constitution that same year.

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