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Pauline Plimpton (Ames)

Birthdate: (93)
Birthplace: Easton, Bristol County, Massachusetts, United States
Death: April 15, 1995 (93)
New York, New York County, New York, United States
Immediate Family:

Daughter of Oakes Ames and Blanche Ames
Wife of Francis T.P. Plimpton
Mother of George Ames Plimpton; Francis T.P. Plimpton, II; Oakes Ames Plimpton and Sarah Gay Plimpton
Sister of Oliver Ames; <private> Ames; <private> Davis (Ames); <private> Ames; Evelyn Davis and 1 other

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About Pauline Plimpton

Blanche Ames Ames (1878 – 1969) was an artist, inventor, writer, and prominent supporter of women's suffrage and birth control. Born Blanche Ames in Lowell, Massachusetts, she was the daughter of Civil War General and Mississippi Governor Adelbert Ames and Blanche Butler Ames and the sister of Adelbert Ames Jr..

A Smith College alumna, she married Harvard University botany professor Oakes Ames (no relation) in 1910 and took the married name Blanche Ames Ames. The Ameses had four children: Pauline (b. 1901), Oliver (b. 1903), Amyas (b. 1906), and Evelyn (b. 1910). Among several grandchildren was George Ames Plimpton, famed sportswriter.

Their estate in North Easton, Massachusetts, called Borderland, is now Borderland State Park.

Pauline Ames Plimpton was born on October 22, 1901 to Blanche Ames Ames and Oakes Ames. She attended the Winsor School in Boston and graduated from Smith College in 1922. She was married to lawyer and diplomat Francis T. P. Plimpton, with whom she had four children: George, Francis, Jr., Oakes, and Sarah. Civically and philanthropically active throughout her life, she served on the boards of numerous organizations, including Planned Parenthood, the Institute for World Affairs, the Public Education Association, and the New York House of School and Industry. She was also actively involved in the libraries of Amherst College, Columbia University, and Smith College, and with the Smith College Museum of Art and the Smith College Alumnae Association. She authored several books about her family: Oakes Ames: Jottings of a Harvard Botanist (1979), The Plimpton Papers: Law and Diplomacy (1985), The Ancestry of Adelbert Ames and Blanche Butler Ames (1987), A Window on Our World: More Plimpton Papers (1989), and A Collector's Recollections: George Arthur Plimpton (1993). Pauline Ames Plimpton died in New York on April 15, 1995.

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Pauline Plimpton's Timeline

October 22, 1901
Easton, Bristol County, Massachusetts, United States
Age 25
New York, New York County, New York, United States
March 9, 1928
Age 26
New York, New York County, New York, United States
Age 31
Age 34
April 15, 1995
Age 93
New York, New York County, New York, United States