Ames, Jesse Hazen

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Ames, Jesse Hazen

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Jesse Ames was born in Shiocon, Wisconsin in 1875. He attended a one-room rural school and received a degree from Stevens Point Norman School. In 1909 he joined the history faculty at the River Falls Normal School. He briefly left for another position but returned in 1914 as Director of the Campus Training School. He also served as interim president upon the dismissal of President Wilson and in 1917 appointed president. Ames served as president for 29 years, until his retirement in 1946.


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