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Adams, O to R

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

  Adams, O. D. — of Oregon. Republican. Alternate delegate to Republican National Convention from Oregon, 1940. Presumed deceased. Burial location unknown.
  Adams, O. Webster, Jr. — of Salt Lake City, Salt Lake County, Utah. Republican. Alternate delegate to Republican National Convention from Utah, 1960. Still living as of 1960.
  Adams, Oliver — of Macomb County, Mich. Member of Michigan state house of representatives from Macomb County 2nd District, 1853-54. Burial location unknown.
  Adams, Oliver Holt (1860-1946) — also known as Oliver H. Adams — of Mt. Pleasant, Isabella County, Mich. Born in Coe Township, Isabella County, Mich., April 28, 1860. Republican. Farmer; lumber business; banker; Isabella County Treasurer, 1901-02; member of Michigan state house of representatives from Isabella County, 1905-08. Died in 1946 (age about 86 years). Burial location unknown.
  Adams, Omar — of Brooklyn Center, Hennepin County, Minn. Democrat. Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Minnesota, 2008. Still living as of 2008.
  Adams, Orly Edwin (1859-1937) — also known as Orly E. Adams — of Brazil, Clay County, Ind. Born in 1859. Republican. Postmaster at Brazil, Ind., 1910-14. Died in 1937 (age about 78 years). Interment at Roselawn Memorial Park, Terre Haute, Ind.
  Relatives: Married to Mary Nees (1866-1948).
  See also Find-A-Grave memorial
  Adams, Oscar — of Genesee County, Mich. Member of Michigan state house of representatives from Genesee County 2nd District, 1871-72. Burial location unknown.
  Adams, Oscar — of Cheboygan, Cheboygan County, Mich. Circuit judge in Michigan 33rd Circuit, 1894-99. Burial location unknown.
  Adams, Oscar William, Jr. (1925-1997) — also known as Oscar W. Adams — of Birmingham, Jefferson County, Ala. Born in Birmingham, Jefferson County, Ala., February 7, 1925. Lawyer; associate justice of Alabama state supreme court, 1980-93. African Methodist Episcopal. African ancestry. Member, National Bar Association; American Judicature Society; Omega Psi Phi; NAACP. First African-American ever elected to statewide office in Alabama. Died of an infection related to cancer, in Baptist Medical Center-Montclair, Birmingham, Jefferson County, Ala., February 15, 1997 (age 72 years, 8 days). Burial location unknown.
  Adams, Owen J. — of Upson County, Ga. Member of Georgia state house of representatives from Upson County, 1951-54. Presumed deceased. Burial location unknown.
  Adams, P. E. — of White River Junction, Hartford, Windsor County, Vt. Democrat. Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Vermont, 1912. Burial location unknown.
  Adams, Parmenio (1776-1832) — of New York. Born in Hartford, Hartford County, Conn., September 9, 1776. Major in the U.S. Army during the War of 1812; Genesee County Sheriff, 1818-21; U.S. Representative from New York 29th District, 1824-27. Died in Alexander, Genesee County, N.Y., February 19, 1832 (age 55 years, 163 days). Interment at Forest Hill Cemetery, Attica, N.Y.
  Relatives: Son of Parmenio Adams (1747-1809) and Chloe (Nearing) Adams; married, October 23, 1795, to Eleanor Wells (1778-1836); first cousin once removed of Hezekiah Case; first cousin thrice removed of Joseph Wells Holcomb; first cousin four times removed of Edmond Alfred Holcomb; second cousin once removed of Abiel Case, Asahel Pierson Case and Hiram Bidwell Case; second cousin twice removed of Noah Phelps, Nelson Platt Wheeler, William Egbert Wheeler and William Lucius Case; second cousin thrice removed of Alexander Royal Wheeler and Leonard Leach Case (1900-1978); third cousin of Almon Case; third cousin once removed of Augustus Pettibone, Augustus Seymour Porter (1769-1849), Peter Buell Porter, Elisha Phelps, Rufus Pettibone, Amos Pettibone, Anson Levi Holcomb, William Gleason, Jr., Selah Merrill and Allen Jacob Holcomb; third cousin twice removed of Pierpont Edwards, Charles Ogden Tappan and Lafayette Blanchard Gleason; third cousin thrice removed of Oliver Ellsworth; fourth cousin of Abijah Blodget, Augustus Seymour Porter (1798-1872), Jairus Case, Peter Buell Porter, Jr., Norman A. Phelps, Oliver Dwight Filley, William Dean Kellogg, John Smith Phelps, Peter Augustus Porter (1827-1864), Augustus Herman Pettibone and Edwin Carpenter Pinney; fourth cousin once removed of John Davenport, Aaron Burr, James Davenport, Theodore Dwight, Gaylord Griswold, Benjamin Trumbull, Henry Waggaman Edwards, Oliver Owen Forward, Lancelot Phelps, Walter Forward, Chauncey Forward, Charles Creighton Stratton, Harrison Blodget, John Leake Newbold Stratton, Timothy E. Griswold, William Walter Phelps, Alvarus Payson Adams, Peter Augustus Porter (1853-1925), James Levi Hotchkiss, Phineas Orange Small and Claude Carpenter Pinney.
  Political family: Kellogg-Seymour-Chapin-Adams family of Connecticut and New York (subset of the Three Thousand Related Politicians).
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Wikipedia article — Find-A-Grave memorial — OurCampaigns candidate detail
  Adams, Patrick J. — of Saybrook, Middlesex County, Conn. Democrat. Candidate for Connecticut state house of representatives from Saybrook, 1918. Burial location unknown.
  Adams, Paul L. — of New York. Conservative. Candidate for Governor of New York, 1966. Still living as of 1966.
Paul L. Adams Adams, Paul Lincoln (1908-1990) — also known as Paul L. Adams — of Sault Ste. Marie, Chippewa County, Mich.; East Lansing, Ingham County, Mich.; Bath Township, Clinton County, Mich. Born in Sault Ste. Marie, Chippewa County, Mich., April 9, 1908. Democrat. Lawyer; mayor of Sault Ste. Marie, Mich., 1938-42; candidate for U.S. Representative from Michigan 11th District, 1942; member of University of Michigan board of regents, 1956-57; resigned 1957; Michigan state attorney general, 1958-61; appointed 1958; resigned 1961; alternate delegate to Democratic National Convention from Michigan, 1960; justice of Michigan state supreme court, 1962, 1964-72; appointed 1962; defeated, 1962. Episcopalian. Member, Elks; Phi Eta Sigma; Phi Beta Kappa. Died in Lansing, Ingham County, Mich., November 23, 1990 (age 82 years, 228 days). Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Son of John Newton Adams and Angela (Moloney) Adams; married, July 28, 1934, to Ruth Karpinski.
  See also Wikipedia article — Michigan Supreme Court Historical Society
  Image source: Michigan Manual 1957-58
  Adams, Payson See Alvarus Payson Adams
  Adams, Percy D. — Republican. Candidate for U.S. Representative from New York 13th District, 1890. Burial location unknown.
  Adams, Percy D. — of Greenwich, Fairfield County, Conn. Republican. Candidate for Connecticut state house of representatives from Greenwich, 1910. Burial location unknown.
  Adams, Peter C. — of New York. Member of New York state senate Middle District, 1805-09. Burial location unknown.
  Adams, Peter Chardon Brooks See Brooks Adams
  Adams, Peter I. — of Stockbridge, Berkshire County, Mass. Democrat. Member of Massachusetts state house of representatives Sixth Berkshire District, 1917-18. Burial location unknown.
  Adams, Peter R. — of Lenawee County, Mich. Delegate to Michigan state constitutional convention, 1850. Burial location unknown.
  Adams, Peter R. — of Wyandotte County, Kan. Democrat. Candidate in primary for Kansas state senate 4th District, 2000. Still living as of 2000.
  Adams, Philip (1881-1956) — of Washington, D.C.; Cambridge, Middlesex County, Mass. Born in Honolulu, Island of Oahu, Honolulu County, Hawaii, June 26, 1881. Republican. College teacher; portrait and landscape painter; U.S. Consul in Paris, 1922-24; Malta, 1924-26; Campbellton, 1928-29; Sarnia, 1929-32; SAINT John, 1932; London, 1938. Unitarian. Died in Volusia County, Fla., March, 1956 (age 74 years, 0 days). Interment at Edgewater New Smyrna Cemetery, Edgewater, Fla.
  Relatives: Son of Edward Payson Adams and Ellen Germaine (Fisher) Adams.
  See also Find-A-Grave memorial
  Adams, Pinckney H. See J. Pinckney H. Adams
  Adams, Platt — of Durham, Greene County, N.Y. Member of New York state assembly from Greene County, 1820-21, 1839; member of New York state senate 10th District, 1848-49. Burial location unknown.
  Adams, Platt — of East Orange, Essex County, N.J. Republican. Member of New Jersey state house of assembly from Essex County, 1923; delegate to Republican National Convention from New Jersey, 1940. Burial location unknown.
  Adams, R. F. — of Hartville, Wright County, Mo. Democrat. Chair of Wright County Democratic Party, 1903. Burial location unknown.
  Adams, Ray See Walter Ray Adams
  Adams, Rebecca — of Middlefield, Middlesex County, Conn. Republican. Delegate to Republican National Convention from Connecticut, 2008. Female. Still living as of 2008.
  Adams, Richard, Sr. — of Richmond, Va. Mayor of Richmond, Va., 1787-88. Burial location unknown.
  Adams, Richard Easton (1833-1913) — also known as Richard E. Adams — Born in Georgia, November 19, 1833. Member of Georgia state house of representatives, 1886-87. Died August 21, 1913 (age 79 years, 275 days). Interment at Elmhurst Cemetery, Elberton, Ga.
  Relatives: Son of Abner Adams and Betsy (Fortson) Adams; married to Antoinette Cleveland; father of Willis B. Adams (1861-1913).
  Political family: Heard family of Elberton, Georgia.
  See also Find-A-Grave memorial
  Adams, Richard F. — of Illinois. Member of Illinois state senate 5th District, 1861-63. Burial location unknown.
  Adams, Richard L. — of Laureldale, Berks County, Pa. Republican. Member of Pennsylvania state house of representatives from Berks County 4th District; elected 1960; defeated, 1964. Still living as of 1964.
  Adams, Rob — of Sedona, Coconino County, Ariz. Mayor of Sedona, Ariz., 2013. Still living as of 2014.
  Adams, Robert — of Waynesburg, Greene County, Pa. Whig. Postmaster at Waynesburg, Pa., 1841-43. Burial location unknown.
  Adams, Robert, Jr. (1849-1906) — also known as Bertie Adams — of Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, Pa. Born in Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, Pa., February 26, 1849. Republican. Member of Pennsylvania state senate 6th District, 1883-86; U.S. Minister to Brazil, 1889-90; U.S. Representative from Pennsylvania 2nd District, 1893-1906; died in office 1906; drafted and introduced the declaration of war against Spain, 1898. Member, Society of the Cincinnati; Sons of the Revolution; Sons of the War of 1812; Society of Colonial Wars. Despondent over heavy losses in stock speculation and the prospect of defeat at the polls, he killed himself by pistol shot, in his rooms at the Metropolitan Club, and died soon after in Emergency Hospital, Washington, D.C., June 1, 1906 (age 57 years, 95 days). Interment at Laurel Hill Cemetery, Philadelphia, Pa.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Wikipedia article — U.S. State Dept career summary — NNDB dossier — Find-A-Grave memorial
  Adams, Robert (b. 1915) — also known as Bob Adams — of Cheyenne, Laramie County, Wyo. Born in Salem, Salem County, N.J., June 17, 1915. Democrat. Insurance business; delegate to Democratic National Convention from Wyoming, 1952; member of Wyoming state house of representatives from Laramie County, 1957, 1965; member of Wyoming state senate, 1967. Presbyterian. Member, Elks. Presumed deceased. Burial location unknown.
  Adams, Robert, (VI) (b. 1963) — of Columbia, Richland County, S.C. Born, in a hospital at Columbia, Richland County, S.C., July 3, 1963. Lobbyist; campaign manager for U.S. Sen. Strom Thurmond, 1990, and Gov. David Beasley, 1994; candidate for South Carolina state house of representatives, 1996. Episcopalian. Still living as of 2004.
  Relatives: Son of Weston Adams II (1938-); third great-grandson of Joel Adams.
  Political family: Adams family of Congaree, South Carolina.
  Adams, Robert H. — of Buchanan County, Mo. Republican. Member of Missouri state house of representatives from Buchanan County 3rd District, 1929-30. Burial location unknown.
  Adams, Robert Huntington (1792-1830) — also known as Robert H. Adams — of Natchez, Adams County, Miss. Born in Rockbridge County, Va., 1792. Lawyer; member of Mississippi state house of representatives, 1828; U.S. Senator from Mississippi, 1830; died in office 1830. Died in Natchez, Adams County, Miss., July 2, 1830 (age about 38 years). Interment at Natchez City Cemetery, Natchez, Miss.
  Relatives: Son of John Adams (1760-1795).
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Wikipedia article — Find-A-Grave memorial
  Adams, Robert L. — Republican. Candidate in primary for Governor of New Jersey, 1949. Presumed deceased. Burial location unknown.
  Adams, Robert L. — also known as Bob Adams — of Casper, Natrona County, Wyo. Democrat. Member of Wyoming state house of representatives from Natrona County, 1965. Still living as of 1965.
  Adams, Robert McCormick (b. 1890) — of Chicago, Cook County, Ill. Born in Webster Groves, St. Louis County, Mo., June 17, 1890. Republican. Lawyer; served in the U.S. Navy during World War I; delegate to Republican National Convention from Illinois, 1924 (alternate), 1940, 1944 (alternate), 1948 (alternate); candidate in primary for U.S. Representative from Illinois at-large, 1936. Presbyterian. Member, American Bar Association; American Legion; Phi Delta Phi; Military Order of the World Wars. Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Son of Robert McCormick Adams and Virginia (Claiborne) Adams; married, May 3, 1924, to Janet Lawrence.
  Adams, Robert N. (b. 1844) — of Chippewa County, Mich. Born in 1844. Republican. Member of Michigan state house of representatives from Chippewa County, 1903-06. Burial location unknown.
  Adams, Robert T. — of Dallas, Dallas County, Tex. Candidate for mayor of Dallas, Tex., 1898. Burial location unknown.
  Adams, Robley D. — of Illinois. Member of Illinois state senate 44th District, 1885-89. Burial location unknown.
  Adams, Roger B. — of Jaffrey, Cheshire County, N.H. Republican. Candidate for New Hampshire state house of representatives from Jaffrey, 1938. Presumed deceased. Burial location unknown.
  Adams, Ron — Republican. Alternate delegate to Republican National Convention from Kansas, 2012. Still living as of 2012.
  Adams, Roswell — of Lisbon, New London County, Conn. Member of Connecticut state house of representatives from Lisbon, 1828. Burial location unknown.
  Adams, Roy L. O. — of Compton, Los Angeles County, Calif. Republican. Alternate delegate to Republican National Convention from California, 1952. Presumed deceased. Burial location unknown.
  Adams, Roy W. — of Vancouver, Clark County, Wash. Mayor of Vancouver, Wash., 1956. Presumed deceased. Burial location unknown.
  Adams, Rufus — of Canterbury, Windham County, Conn. Member of Connecticut state house of representatives from Canterbury, 1820, 1827. Burial location unknown.
  Adams, Rufus — of Layton, Davis County, Utah. Postmaster at Layton, Utah, 1901. Burial location unknown.
  Adams, Russ U. See Russell U. Adams
  Adams, Russell H. — of Clairton, Allegheny County, Pa. Republican. Alternate delegate to Republican National Convention from Pennsylvania, 1932. Burial location unknown.
  Adams, Russell U. (1888-1957) — also known as Russ U. Adams — of Sistersville, Tyler County, W.Va. Born in 1888. Democrat. Candidate for West Virginia state senate 2nd District, 1946; chair of Tyler County Democratic Party, 1949-55. Died in 1957 (age about 69 years). Interment at Greenwood Cemetery, Sistersville, W.Va.
  See also Find-A-Grave memorial
  Adams, Ruth — of McPherson, McPherson County, Kan. Democrat. Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Kansas, 1984. Female. Still living as of 1984.
  Adams, Ruthie M. — of Holly Springs, Marshall County, Miss. Democrat. Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Mississippi, 1980. Female. Still living as of 1980.


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