Ames, Van Meter
- Angus Kerr-Lawson
Ames, Van Meter (09 July 1898–05 November 1985), professor of philosophy, was born in De Soto, Iowa, the son of Edward Scribner Ames, a minister, and Mabel Van Meter. He received his Ph.D. in philosophy from the University of Chicago in 1924 and took a position in the philosophy department at the University of Cincinnati the following year. He was married in 1930 to Betty Catherine Breneman, with whom he had three children. During his career Ames held a number of visiting appointments at other American universities, including Cornell, Texas, Hawaii, and Columbia, and abroad, on a Rockefeller grant to France and a Fulbright Fellowship to Japan....