A Harvard educated attorney, Ames was elected to the Massachusetts House of Representatives.
He was a strong opponent of slavery who voted against the Missouri Compromise.
In 1813 Van Rensselaer was the Federalist candidate for Governor of New York earning 48% of the vote.
The 1990s is remembered as a decade of peace, prosperity and the rise of the Internet.
Introduced the Virginia Plan at the Constitutional Convention.
Harper was elected as a Federalist Congressman from South Carolina 1795 - 1801.