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ADAMS (Soundex A352) — See also ADAM, ADAMES, ADAMS-MEDINA, ADAMSEN, ADAMSKE, ADAMSKI, ADAMSON, ADDAMS, ADDOMS, DAMAS, LAWSON-ADAMS, MASSAD, MCADAMS, REEDER-ADAMS.

  Adams, Mrs. A. A. See Annette Abbott Adams
  Adams, A. A. See Alfred Armstrong Adams
  Adams, A. B. — of Macon, Bibb County, Ga. Mayor of Macon, Ga., 1857. Burial location unknown.
  Adams, A. E. — of Piketon (now Pikeville), Pike County, Ky. Republican. Delegate to Republican National Convention from Kentucky, 1880. Burial location unknown.
  Adams, A. Maitland — of Key West, Monroe County, Fla. Mayor of Key West, Fla., 1947-49. Presumed deceased. Burial location unknown.
  Adams, A. Payson See Alvarus Payson Adams
  Adams, A. S. — of Huntington, Cabell County, W.Va. Republican. Alternate delegate to Republican National Convention from West Virginia, 1944. Presumed deceased. Burial location unknown.
  Adams, A. Virginia — of Vineland, Cumberland County, N.J. Republican. Alternate delegate to Republican National Convention from New Jersey, 1960. Female. Still living as of 1960.
  Adams, Aaron — Member of New York state assembly from Sullivan and Ulster counties, 1815-16. Burial location unknown.
  Adams, Abe — of Washington. Democrat. Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Washington, 2000. Still living as of 2000.
  Adams, Abel — of Simsbury, Hartford County, Conn. Member of Connecticut state house of representatives from Simsbury, 1831. Burial location unknown.
  Adams, Addis V. (1903-1983) — of Monroe County, N.Y. Born December 21, 1903. Democrat. Candidate for New York state assembly from Monroe County 1st District, 1932. Died in August, 1983 (age 79 years, 0 days). Burial location unknown.
  Adams, Adell — of Columbia, Richland County, S.C. Democrat. Delegate to Democratic National Convention from South Carolina, 1996, 2000. Female. Still living as of 2000.
  Adams, Al See Albert Adams
  Adams, Al J. See Albert Joseph Adams
  Adams, Alan G. — of Lexington, Middlesex County, Mass. Republican. Alternate delegate to Republican National Convention from Massachusetts, 1956. Presumed deceased. Burial location unknown.
  Adams, Albert, Sr. — of Michigan. Democrat. Candidate for Michigan state senate 20th District, 1928. Burial location unknown.
  Adams, Albert (b. 1942) — also known as Al Adams — of Alaska. Born in Kotzebue, Northwest Arctic Borough, Alaska, June 18, 1942. Democrat. Member of Alaska state house of representatives, 1981-88; member of Alaska state senate District S, 1989-. Still living as of 1999.
  Adams, Albert H. — Democrat. Candidate for Michigan state senate 6th District, 1940. Presumed deceased. Burial location unknown.
  Adams, Albert Joseph (b. 1894) — also known as Al J. Adams — of Sisseton, Roberts County, S.Dak. Born in Minnesota, December 19, 1894. Republican. Printing business; newspaper publisher; chair of Roberts County Republican Party, 1926-27; delegate to Republican National Convention from South Dakota, 1932; Presidential Elector for South Dakota, 1940. Episcopalian. Member, Freemasons. Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Son of Michael Adams and Rose (Cook) Adams; married 1917 to Grace Marguerite Woodworth.
  Adams, Albeus See T. Albeus Adams
  Adams, Alden — of Jefferson County, N.Y. Member of New York state assembly from Jefferson County 2nd District, 1854. Burial location unknown.
  Adams, Alex — of Ocean County, N.J. Member of New Jersey state house of assembly from Ocean County, 1934-35. Burial location unknown.
  Adams, Alfred Armstrong (b. 1865) — also known as A. A. Adams — of Lebanon, Wilson County, Tenn. Born in Mt. Juliet, Wilson County, Tenn., April 9, 1865. Democrat. Lawyer; banker; member of Tennessee state house of representatives, 1901-02, 1929-30; member of Tennessee state senate, 1903-05, 1911-13; delegate to Democratic National Convention from Tennessee, 1916 (member, Committee on Rules and Order of Business). Presbyterian. Member, Freemasons; Scottish Rite Masons; Knights Templar; Shriners; Odd Fellows; Rotary. Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Son of Alfred Armstrong Adams and Margaret Jarman (Gleaves) Adams; married, August 29, 1889, to Mary Dove Albright.
  Adams, Allison Leland (1867-1920) — also known as Allison L. Adams — of Brooklyn, Kings County, N.Y. Born in Missouri, January, 1867. Republican. Manager, tax and insurance department, Equitable Trust Company; candidate for U.S. Representative from New York 8th District, 1918. Member, Freemasons; Royal Arch Masons; Shriners; Royal Arcanum. Died in Bensonhurst, Brooklyn, Kings County, N.Y., April 27, 1920 (age 53 years, 0 days). Interment at Green-Wood Cemetery, Brooklyn, N.Y.
  See also Find-A-Grave memorial
  Adams, Alma Shealey (b. 1946) — also known as Alma Adams; Alma Shealey — of Greensboro, Guilford County, N.C. Born in High Point, Guilford County, N.C., May 27, 1946. Democrat. Artist; college professor; member of North Carolina state house of representatives 58th District, 1994-2014; U.S. Representative from North Carolina 12th District, 2014-. Female. African ancestry. Still living as of 2018.
  See also congressional biography — Wikipedia article
  Adams, Alto Lee (1899-1988) — also known as Alto Adams — of Tallahassee, Leon County, Fla.; Delray Beach, Palm Beach County, Fla. Born in DeFuniak Springs, Walton County, Fla., January 31, 1899. Served in the U.S. Navy during World War I; lawyer; rancher; circuit judge in Florida, 1938-40; justice of Florida state supreme court, 1940-51, 1967-68. Episcopalian. Member, Elks. Died in Fort Pierce, St. Lucie County, Fla., February 20, 1988 (age 89 years, 20 days). Interment at Harrison Cemetery, Fort Pierce, Fla.
  Relatives: Son of Lanyer Adams and Octavia (Crosby) Adams; married, June 30, 1925, to Carra Manola Williams (1900-1992).
  See also Find-A-Grave memorial
  Adams, Alva (1850-1922) — of Pueblo, Pueblo County, Colo. Born in a log cabin in Iowa County, Wis., May 14, 1850. Democrat. Hardware merchant; member of Colorado state legislature, 1876; delegate to Democratic National Convention from Colorado, 1880 (Convention Vice-President); Governor of Colorado, 1887-89, 1897-99, 1905; member of Democratic National Committee from Colorado, 1908-. Member, Freemasons. Died at a sanitarium in Battle Creek, Calhoun County, Mich., November 1, 1922 (age 72 years, 171 days). Interment at Roselawn Cemetery, Pueblo, Colo.
  Relatives: Son of John Adams and Eliza (Blanchard) Adams (1832-1911); brother of William Herbert Adams (1861-1954); married to Ella Charlotte Nye (1851-1931); father of Alva Blanchard Adams; uncle of Harry Wilfred Adams; grandfather of Alva Blanchard Adams, Jr..
  Political family: Adams family of Pueblo, Colorado.
  Adams County, Colo. is named for him.
  See also Wikipedia article — Find-A-Grave memorial
  Adams, Alva Blanchard (1875-1941) — also known as Alva B. Adams — of Pueblo, Pueblo County, Colo. Born in Del Norte, Rio Grande County, Colo., October 29, 1875. Democrat. Lawyer; delegate to Democratic National Convention from Colorado, 1916 (member, Committee on Rules and Order of Business), 1936; U.S. Senator from Colorado, 1923-24, 1933-41; defeated, 1924; died in office 1941. Member, Freemasons; Shriners; Elks. Died, from heart disease, in the Wardman Park Hotel, Washington, D.C., December 1, 1941 (age 66 years, 33 days). Entombed at Roselawn Cemetery, Pueblo, Colo.
  Relatives: Son of Alva Adams (1850-1922) and Ella Charlotte (Nye) Adams (1851-1931); married, October 25, 1909, to Elizabeth Matty (1889-1983); father of Alva Blanchard Adams, Jr.; nephew of William Herbert Adams.
  Political family: Adams family of Pueblo, Colorado.
  Cross-reference: William S. B. Lacy
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Wikipedia article — Find-A-Grave memorial
  Adams, Alva Blanchard, Jr. (1915-1981) — also known as Alva B. Adams, Jr. — of Pueblo, Pueblo County, Colo. Born in Pueblo, Pueblo County, Colo., October 21, 1915. Democrat. Served in the U.S. Coast Guard during World War II; hardware business; banker; corporate director, Standard Fire Brick Co., KCRT radio station, Trinidad, Colo.; delegate to Democratic National Convention from Colorado, 1948 (alternate), 1952, 1960; candidate for U.S. Representative from Colorado 3rd District, 1954, 1956. Member, American Legion; Freemasons; Shriners; Elks; Eagles; Kiwanis; Toastmasters. Died, while being treated for a heart condition, in a hospital at Denver, Colo., December 3, 1981 (age 66 years, 43 days). Interment at Roselawn Cemetery, Pueblo, Colo.
  Relatives: Son of Alva Blanchard Adams and Elizabeth (Matty) Adams (1889-1983); married, November 19, 1945, to Loretta Kissell; married to Martha 'Marty' Brown (1918-1995); grandson of Alva Adams (1850-1922).
  Political family: Adams family of Pueblo, Colorado.
  See also Find-A-Grave memorial
  Adams, Alvarus Payson (1844-1920) — also known as A. Payson Adams — of Jay, Franklin County, Maine. Born in Jay, Franklin County, Maine, July 7, 1844. Republican. Postmaster at Jay, Maine, 1889-93, 1897-1915. Died, from nephritis, in Lewiston, Androscoggin County, Maine, November 24, 1920 (age 76 years, 140 days). Interment at Jay Hill Cemetery, Jay, Maine.
  Relatives: Son of Alvarus Fiske Adams (1814-1881) and Harriet B. (Ross) Adams (1816-1875); married, December 31, 1874, to Hester Amelia Noyes; third cousin twice removed of Timothy Bigelow; fourth cousin once removed of Nathan Read, Parmenio Adams and John Prescott Bigelow (1797-1872).
  Political families: Kellogg-Seymour-Chapin-Adams family of Connecticut and New York; Weeks-Bigelow-Andrew-Prescott family; Lawrence-Andrew-Rodney-Parrish family of Adel, Georgia (subsets of the Three Thousand Related Politicians).
  See also Find-A-Grave memorial
  Adams, Alvin P., Jr. (b. 1942) — of Virginia. Born in 1942. Foreign Service officer; U.S. Ambassador to Djibouti, 1983-85; Haiti, 1989-92; Peru, 1993-96. Still living as of 1996.
  See also U.S. State Dept career summary
  Adams, Ambrose — of Simsbury, Hartford County, Conn. Member of Connecticut state house of representatives from Simsbury, 1836. Burial location unknown.
  Adams, Amelia See H. Amelia Adams
  Adams, Amos — of Sacramento County, Calif. Member of California state assembly, 1861-62, 1863 (9th District 1861-62, 16th District 1863). Burial location unknown.
  Adams, Anca — of Texas. Democrat. Alternate delegate to Democratic National Convention from Texas, 2000. Still living as of 2000.
  Adams, Andrew (1736-1797) — of Litchfield, Litchfield County, Conn. Born in Stratford, Fairfield County, Conn., January 7, 1736. Lawyer; colonel in the Continental Army during the Revolutionary War; member of Connecticut state house of representatives, 1776-81; Speaker of the Connecticut State House of Representatives, 1779-80; Delegate to Continental Congress from Connecticut, 1777-82; signer, Articles of Confederation, 1778; member of Connecticut council of assistants, 1781-89; superior court judge in Connecticut, 1789-97; died in office 1797. Died in Litchfield, Litchfield County, Conn., November 26, 1797 (age 61 years, 323 days). Interment at East Cemetery, Litchfield, Conn.
  Relatives: Son of Samuel Adams (1706-1788) and Mary (Fairchild) Adams (1708-1803); married 1765 to Eunice Booth (1746-1797); second great-grandfather of Charles Willoughby Dayton; first cousin thrice removed of Rhamanthus Melville Stocker; first cousin six times removed of Henry Perkins Smith III; second cousin once removed of Nathan Appleton; second cousin thrice removed of Harrison Blodget and Rush Green Leaming; second cousin four times removed of Lucian Dallas Woodruff, Walter Harrison Blodget and George Winthrop Fairchild; second cousin five times removed of Ira R. Wildman, Daniel Parrish Witter and Edmund Park Kellogg; third cousin thrice removed of Alfred Avery Burnham (1819-1879).
  Political families: Kellogg-Seymour-Chapin-Adams family of Connecticut and New York; Kidder family of Connecticut; Pendleton family of Connecticut (subsets of the Three Thousand Related Politicians).
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Wikipedia article — Find-A-Grave memorial
  Adams, Andrew — of Waterbury, New Haven County, Conn. Member of Connecticut state house of representatives from Waterbury, 1820, 1822-25. Burial location unknown.
  Adams, Andrew Addison (b. 1864) — also known as Andrew A. Adams — of Columbia City, Whitley County, Ind.; Manhattan, New York County, N.Y. Born in Columbia City, Whitley County, Ind., January 27, 1864. Democrat. Lawyer; member of Indiana state house of representatives, 1888-92; member of Indiana Democratic State Committee, 1904; Judge, Indiana Appellate Court, 1910-13; delegate to Democratic National Convention from Indiana, 1912 (member, Committee to Notify Presidential Nominee). Presbyterian. Member, American Bar Association; Freemasons; Knights Templar; Phi Gamma Delta. Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Son of John Quincy Adams and Christiana (Elliott) Adams; married 1890 to Lois Andrew.
  Adams, Andrew C. — of Linneus, Aroostook County, Maine. Member of Maine state house of representatives from Aroostook County (2nd), 1931-32. Burial location unknown.
  Adams, Andrew N. (b. 1830) — of Fair Haven, Rutland County, Vt. Born in Fair Haven, Rutland County, Vt., January 6, 1830. Republican. Marble dealer; member of Vermont state house of representatives from Fair Haven, 1884; member of Vermont state senate from Rutland County, 1888. Unitarian. Burial location unknown.
  Adams, Andy — of Litchfield, Hillsdale County, Mich. Republican. Alternate delegate to Republican National Convention from Michigan, 1940. Presumed deceased. Burial location unknown.
  Adams, Ann — of Kansas City, Jackson County, Mo. Democrat. Alternate delegate to Democratic National Convention from Missouri, 1952. Female. Still living as of 1952.
  Adams, Ann — of Mercer Island, King County, Wash. Republican. Delegate to Republican National Convention from Washington, 2004, 2008. Female. Still living as of 2008.
  Adams, Anne See Anne Adams Agnew
  Adams, Annette Abbott (1877-1956) — also known as Annette Abbott; Mrs. A. A. Adams — of San Francisco, Calif. Born in Prattville, Plumas County, Calif., March 12, 1877. Democrat. School principal; lawyer; U.S. Attorney for the Northern District of California, 1918-20. Female. Member, Delta Delta Delta. Died October 26, 1956 (age 79 years, 228 days). Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Daughter of Hiram Brown Abbott and Annette Frances (Stubbs) Abbott; married, August 13, 1906, to M. H. Adams.
  See also Find-A-Grave memorial
  Adams, Anthony — of Stafford Springs, Stafford, Tolland County, Conn. Warden (borough president) of Stafford Springs, Connecticut, 1897. Burial location unknown.
  Adams, Arlin Marvin (1921-2015) — also known as Arlin M. Adams — Born in Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, Pa., April 16, 1921. Lawyer; Pennsylvania Secretary of Public Welfare, 1963-66; Judge of U.S. Court of Appeals for the 3rd Circuit, 1969-87; retired 1987. Member, American Judicature Society; American Bar Association. Died in Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, Pa., December 22, 2015 (age 94 years, 250 days). Burial location unknown.
  See also federal judicial profile — Wikipedia article
  Adams, Armand L. — of Ithaca, Tompkins County, N.Y. Republican. Delegate to New York state constitutional convention 48th District, 1967. Still living as of 1967.
  Adams, Arthur A. — of Springfield, Hampden County, Mass. Republican. Mayor of Springfield, Mass., 1919-20. Burial location unknown.
  Adams, Arthur F. (1878-1968) — of West Lebanon, Lebanon, Grafton County, N.H. Born in Randolph, Orange County, Vt., December 16, 1878. Republican. Farmer; member of New Hampshire state house of representatives from Lebanon, 1943-67. Protestant. Member, Grange. Died in July, 1968 (age 89 years, 0 days). Burial location unknown.
  Adams, Arthur J. — of Wayne County, Mich. Republican. Candidate in primary for circuit judge in Michigan 3rd Circuit, 1935. Presumed deceased. Burial location unknown.
  Adams, Arthur Lambert (b. 1889) — also known as Arthur Adams — of Jonesboro, Craighead County, Ark. Born in La Crosse, LaPorte County, Ind., January 1, 1889. Democrat. Lawyer; Arkansas Democratic state chair, 1944-49. Presbyterian. Member, Phi Beta Kappa; Lions; Tau Kappa Alpha; Phi Alpha Delta. Burial location unknown.
  Adams, Arvil Vernell (1913-1999) — also known as Arvil V. Adams — of Portageville, New Madrid County, Mo. Born in Pemiscot County, Mo., January 18, 1913. Merchant; mayor of Portageville, Mo., 1981-91. Baptist. Member, Freemasons. Died, from heart failure, in Portageville, New Madrid County, Mo., August 12, 1999 (age 86 years, 206 days). Interment at Portageville Cemetery, Portageville, Mo.
  Relatives: Son of Albert L. Adams and Annie (Edwards) Adams; married, April 4, 1937, to Evelyn Liles (1914-2001).
  See also Find-A-Grave memorial
  Adams, Asahel L. — of Somers, Tolland County, Conn. Republican. Candidate for Connecticut state house of representatives from Somers, 1906. Burial location unknown.
  Adams, Augustus — of Kane County, Ill. Delegate to Illinois state constitutional convention from Kane County, 1847; member of Illinois state senate 5th District, 1855-59. Interment at Oak Ridge Cemetery, Sandwich, Ill.
  Adams, Austin — of Dubuque County, Iowa. Justice of Iowa state supreme court, 1876-87. Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Married to Mary Newbury.
Bailey F. Adams Adams, Bailey Frye (1825-1894) — also known as Bailey F. Adams — of Randolph, Orange County, Vt. Born in Brookfield, Orange County, Vt., April 11, 1825. Republican. Dairy farmer; horse breeder; member of Vermont state house of representatives from Randolph, 1874. Died in Randolph, Orange County, Vt., July 27, 1894 (age 69 years, 107 days). Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Son of Luther Adams (1791-1872) and Lydia (Read) Adams (1795-1881); married, May 1, 1855, to Lucinda S. Bullard; third cousin of Edward Green Bradford; third cousin once removed of Chauncey Fitch Cleveland and Edward Green Bradford II; third cousin twice removed of Samuel Adams, John Adams, Ephraim Safford, Isaiah Kidder, Edward Green Bradford, Jr. and Elizabeth Bradford du Pont Bayard; third cousin thrice removed of Henry Belin du Pont, Jr., Thomas Francis Bayard III and Alexis Irenee du Pont Bayard; fourth cousin of Ira Chandler Backus, Joshua Perkins, Henry Sabin and Lee Randall Sanborn; fourth cousin once removed of Joseph Allen, Joshua Coit, John Quincy Adams, Augustus Seymour Porter, Jonathan Usher, Samuel Lathrop, Peter Buell Porter, Charles Stetson, James Safford, Luther Kidder, Isaiah Stetson (1812-1880), James L. Sanborn and Carl Edgar Mapes.
  Political families: Kidder family of Connecticut; Greene family of Providence, Rhode Island; DuPont family of Wilmington, Delaware; Thayer-Capron-Aldrich-Stetson family; Kellogg-Seymour-Chapin-Adams family of Connecticut and New York; Stetson family of New York and Massachusetts (subsets of the Three Thousand Related Politicians).
  Image source: Men of Vermont (1894)
  Adams, Barney See L. E. Adams
  Adams, Ben S. See Benjamin S. Adams
  Adams, Ben Shouse (b. 1914) — also known as Ben S. Adams — of Hopkinsville, Christian County, Ky. Born in Hopkinsville, Christian County, Ky., April 7, 1914. Democrat. Farmer; implement dealer; member of Kentucky state senate 6th District, 1950-51; Kentucky commissioner of agriculture, 1951-55. Christian. Member, Pi Kappa Alpha; Moose; Elks; Kiwanis; Farm Bureau. Presumed deceased. Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Son of John W. Adams and Vyra E. (Shouse) Adams; married, September 5, 1934, to Mildred Keller Stone.
  Adams, Benjamin (1764-1837) — of Uxbridge, Worcester County, Mass. Born in Mendon, Worcester County, Mass., December 16, 1764. Member of Massachusetts state house of representatives, 1809-14; member of Massachusetts state senate, 1814-15, 1822-25; U.S. Representative from Massachusetts, 1816-21 (11th District 1816-17, 12th District 1817-21); defeated, 1820, 1822. Died in Uxbridge, Worcester County, Mass., March 28, 1837 (age 72 years, 102 days). Interment at Prospect Hill Cemetery, Uxbridge, Mass.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Wikipedia article — Find-A-Grave memorial
  Adams, Benjamin Clark (1915-2000) — also known as Benjamin C. Adams — of Derry, Rockingham County, N.H. Born July 14, 1915. Republican. Served in the U.S. Navy during World War II; delegate to Republican National Convention from New Hampshire, 1956; member of New Hampshire state senate 22nd District; elected 1956. Congregationalist. Died, in Fort Sanders Parkwest Medical Center, Knoxville, Knox County, Tenn., February 1, 2000 (age 84 years, 202 days). Interment at Forest Hill Cemetery, East Derry, Derry, N.H.
  See also Find-A-Grave memorial
  Adams, Benjamin F. — of Derry, Rockingham County, N.H. Democrat. Alternate delegate to Democratic National Convention from New Hampshire, 1932. Burial location unknown.
  Adams, Benjamin S. — also known as Ben S. Adams — of Savannah, Chatham County, Ga. Republican. Delegate to Republican National Convention from Georgia, 1956 (alternate), 1960. Presumed deceased. Burial location unknown.
  Adams, Benson See J. Benson Adams
  Adams, Bernam (1884-1959) — of Winchester, Clark County, Ky. Born in 1884. Democrat. Member of Kentucky state house of representatives 68th District, 1948-51. Died in 1959 (age about 75 years). Interment at Winchester Cemetery, Winchester, Ky.
  Relatives: Married to Mary M. Ervin (1895-1941).
  See also Find-A-Grave memorial
  Adams, Bernice — of Detroit, Wayne County, Mich. Democrat. Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Michigan, 1996. Female. Still living as of 1996.
  Adams, Bertie See Robert Adams, Jr.
  Adams, Bill — of Isom, Letcher County, Ky.; Whitesburg, Letcher County, Ky. Republican. Member of Kentucky state house of representatives 92nd District, 1950-53; delegate to Republican National Convention from Kentucky, 1960. Presumed deceased. Burial location unknown.
  Adams, Billy See William Herbert Adams
  Adams, Bob See Robert Adams
  Adams, Bob See Robert L. Adams
  Adams, Bob — of Washington. Independent candidate for U.S. Representative from Washington 8th District, 1992. Still living as of 1992.
  Adams, Bob — of Shenandoah Junction, Jefferson County, W.Va. Republican. Delegate to Republican National Convention from West Virginia, 2004; candidate for West Virginia state treasurer, 2004. Still living as of 2004.
  Adams, Bonnie — of Auburn, Androscoggin County, Maine. Democrat. Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Maine, 1996. Female. Still living as of 1996.
  Adams, Brock See Brockman Adams
  Adams, Brockman (1927-2004) — also known as Brock Adams — of Seattle, King County, Wash.; Stevensville, Queen Anne's County, Md. Born in Atlanta, Fulton County, Ga., January 13, 1927. Democrat. Served in the U.S. Navy during World War II; lawyer; U.S. Attorney for the Western District of Washington, 1961-64; U.S. Representative from Washington 7th District, 1965-77; U.S. Secretary of Transportation, 1977-79; resigned 1979; U.S. Senator from Washington, 1987-93; in 1992, he was accused by eight women of sexual misconduct including sexual harassment and rape; he denied the allegations, and no charges were ever brought, but the scandal ended his political career. Episcopalian. Member, American Bar Association; Phi Beta Kappa; Federal Bar Association. Died, of Parkinson's disease, in Stevensville, Queen Anne's County, Md., September 10, 2004 (age 77 years, 241 days). Interment at Broad Creek Cemetery, Stevensville, Md.
  Relatives: Son of Charles Leslie Adams (born 1896) and Vera Eleanor (Beemer) Adams (born 1903); married, August 16, 1952, to Mary Elizabeth Scott.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — votes in Congress from the Washington Post — Wikipedia article — NNDB dossier — Find-A-Grave memorial — OurCampaigns candidate detail
  Adams, Brooke — of California. Independent candidate for Governor of California, 2003. Female. Still living as of 2003.
  Adams, Brooks (1848-1927) — also known as Peter Chardon Brooks Adams — of Quincy, Norfolk County, Mass. Born in Quincy, Norfolk County, Mass., June 24, 1848. Lawyer; author; delegate to Massachusetts state constitutional convention, 1917; candidate for Massachusetts legislative seat. Died in Boston, Suffolk County, Mass., February 13, 1927 (age 78 years, 234 days). Interment at Mt. Wollaston Cemetery, Quincy, Mass.
  Relatives: Son of Charles Francis Adams (1807-1886) and Abigail Brown (Brooks) Adams (1808-1889); brother of John Quincy Adams (1833-1894); married, September 7, 1889, to Evelyn Davis (daughter of Admiral Charles Henry Davis (1807-1877); sister-in-law of Henry Cabot Lodge); nephew of George Washington Adams; uncle of Charles Francis Adams (1866-1954); grandson of John Quincy Adams (1767-1848); grandnephew of Benjamin Gorham; granduncle of Thomas Boylston Adams; great-grandson of John Adams, Nathaniel Gorham and Joshua Johnson; great-grandnephew of Thomas Johnson; first cousin of William Everett; first cousin twice removed of William Cranch (1769-1855), Leverett Saltonstall and Richard Saltonstall; first cousin thrice removed of William Lawrence Saltonstall; second cousin once removed of Bradley Tyler Johnson; second cousin thrice removed of Samuel Adams; third cousin twice removed of Joseph Allen; third cousin thrice removed of Samuel Sewall and Josiah Quincy; fourth cousin of Edward M. Chapin; fourth cousin once removed of John Milton Thayer and Arthur Chapin.
  Political families: Sewall-Adams-Cony family of Maine; Kellogg-Seymour-Chapin-Adams family of Connecticut and New York (subsets of the Three Thousand Related Politicians).
  See also Wikipedia article — NNDB dossier — Find-A-Grave memorial
  Adams, Bruce — of Bethesda, Montgomery County, Md. Democrat. Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Maryland, 1988. Still living as of 1988.
  Adams, Brud See James Adams
  Adams, Buddy — of Bowling Green, Warren County, Ky. Democrat. Member of Kentucky state house of representatives 21st District, 1976-81. Still living as of 1981.
  Adams, Byron — of Matamoras, Pike County, Pa. Democrat. Chair of Pike County Democratic Party, 1937. Presumed deceased. Burial location unknown.


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