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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, S. C. — of Newfield, York County, Maine. Republican. Delegate to Republican National Convention from Maine, 1856. Burial location unknown.
  Adams, S. Cary — of Erie County, N.Y. Member of New York state assembly from Erie County 4th District, 1857. Burial location unknown.
  Adams, Salisbury — Member of Minnesota state house of representatives, 1963-76 (District 31 1963-66, District 33-B 1967-72, District 42-B 1973-76). Still living as of 1976.
  See also Minnesota Legislator record
  Adams, Sallie J. — of Ava, Douglas County, Mo. Republican. Delegate to Republican National Convention from Missouri, 1924 (member, Committee on Permanent Organization), 1928 (alternate). Female. Burial location unknown.
  Adams, Sam — of Portland, Multnomah County, Ore. Mayor of Portland, Ore., 2009-12. Still living as of 2012.
  Adams, Samuel (1722-1803) — also known as "The Tribune of the People"; "The Cromwell of New England"; "Determinatus"; "The Psalm Singer"; "Amendment Monger"; "American Cato"; "Samuel the Publican" — of Massachusetts. Born in Boston, Suffolk County, Mass., September 27, 1722. Delegate to Continental Congress from Massachusetts, 1774-81; signer, Declaration of Independence, 1776; delegate to Massachusetts state constitutional convention, 1779, 1788; member of Massachusetts state senate, 1781; candidate for U.S. Representative from Massachusetts, 1788; Lieutenant Governor of Massachusetts, 1789-94; Governor of Massachusetts, 1793-97; received 15 electoral votes, 1796. Congregationalist. Died in Boston, Suffolk County, Mass., October 2, 1803 (age 81 years, 5 days). Interment at Old Granary Burying Ground, Boston, Mass.
  Relatives: Son of Samuel Adams and Mary (Fifield) Adams; married 1749 to Elizabeth Checkley; married 1764 to Elizabeth Wells; uncle of Joseph Allen; granduncle of Charles Allen; great-grandfather of Elizabeth Wells Randall (who married Alfred Cumming) and William Vincent Wells; second cousin of John Adams; second cousin once removed of John Quincy Adams (1767-1848); second cousin twice removed of George Washington Adams, Charles Francis Adams (1807-1886) and John Milton Thayer; second cousin thrice removed of Edward M. Chapin, John Quincy Adams (1833-1894) and Brooks Adams; second cousin four times removed of Lyman Kidder Bass, Daniel T. Hayden, Arthur Chapin, Arthur Laban Bates, Charles Francis Adams (1866-1954) and Almur Stiles Whiting; second cousin five times removed of Charles Grenfill Washburn, Lyman Metcalfe Bass, Emerson Richard Boyles and Thomas Boylston Adams; third cousin of Samuel Huntington; third cousin once removed of Samuel H. Huntington and Caleb Cushing; third cousin twice removed of Willard J. Chapin, Erastus Fairbanks, Nathaniel Huntington, James Huntington, Elisha Mills Huntington, Charles Adams, Jr., James Brooks and Bailey Frye Adams; third cousin thrice removed of Alphonso Taft, Benjamin W. Waite, George Otis Fairbanks, Austin Wells Holden, Horace Fairbanks, Ebenezer Oliver Grosvenor (1820-1910), Franklin Fairbanks, Edgar Weeks and Arthur Newton Holden; third cousin four times removed of John Quincy Adams (1848-1911).
  Political family: Kellogg-Seymour-Chapin-Adams family of Connecticut and New York (subset of the Three Thousand Related Politicians).
  Mount Sam Adams, in the White Mountains, Coos County, New Hampshire, is named for him.  — The World War II Liberty ship SS Samuel Adams (built 1941, scrapped 1966) was named for him.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Wikipedia article — NNDB dossier — Find-A-Grave memorial — OurCampaigns candidate detail
  Books about Samuel Adams: Donald Barr Chidsey, The World of Samuel Adams
  Adams, Samuel (1805-1850) — of Arkansas. Born in Halifax County, Va., June 5, 1805. Member of Arkansas state house of representatives, 1836; member of Arkansas state senate, 1840-44; Governor of Arkansas, 1844; Arkansas state treasurer, 1845-49. Died in Saline County, Ark., February 27, 1850 (age 44 years, 267 days). Interment at Mt. Holly Cemetery, Little Rock, Ark.
  See also Wikipedia article — Find-A-Grave memorial
  Adams, Samuel — Whig. Presidential Elector for Vermont, 1852. Burial location unknown.
  Adams, Samuel — Socialist. Candidate for U.S. Representative from New York 42nd District, 1916. Burial location unknown.
  Adams, Samuel Barnard (1853-1938) — also known as Samuel B. Adams — of Savannah, Chatham County, Ga. Born in Savannah, Chatham County, Ga., September 8, 1853. Democrat. Lawyer; director, Citizens and Southern National Bank; director, Bibb Manufacturing Company; director, Southwestern Railroad; justice of Georgia state supreme court, 1902. Member, Phi Beta Kappa. Died in Savannah, Chatham County, Ga., March 20, 1938 (age 84 years, 193 days). Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Son of William B. Adams and Laleah (Pratt) Adams; married, December 19, 1877, to Annie Wynn.
  Adams, Samuel Boyd (1882-1938) — of Mobile, Mobile County, Ala. Born in Mississippi, May 7, 1882. Republican. Lumber business; delegate to Republican National Convention from Alabama, 1928 (alternate), 1932, 1936. Member, Freemasons. Died December 14, 1938 (age 56 years, 221 days). Interment at Pine Crest Cemetery, Mobile, Ala.
  Relatives: Married to Dora Williams (1892-1979).
  See also Find-A-Grave memorial
  Adams, Samuel Clifford, Jr. (1920-2001) — also known as Samuel C. Adams, Jr. — of Washington, D.C.; Houston, Harris County, Tex. Born in Waco, McLennan County, Tex., August 15, 1920. Served in the U.S. Navy during World War II; U.S. Ambassador to Niger, 1968-69. African ancestry. Member, Alpha Phi Alpha. Died in Center, Shelby County, Tex., August 2, 2001 (age 80 years, 352 days). Interment at Oaklawn Memorial Park, Center, Tex.
  Relatives: Son of Samuel Clifford Adams and Sarah Catherine (Roberts) Adams; married to Evelyn Baker Adams.
  See also U.S. State Dept career summary — Find-A-Grave memorial
  Adams, Samuel Emery — also known as Samuel E. Adams — of Minnesota. Member of Minnesota state senate 19th District, 1857-60. Burial location unknown.
  See also Minnesota Legislator record
  Adams, Samuel W. (b. 1873) — of Covington, Kenton County, Ky. Born in 1873. Democrat. Lawyer; member of Kentucky state house of representatives 80th District, 1902-04, 1922-24; Speaker of the Kentucky State House of Representatives, 1924; member of Kentucky state senate 24th District, 1926-30. Burial location unknown.
  Adams, Sandra (b. 1956) — also known as Sandy Adams — of New Smyrna Beach, Volusia County, Fla. Born in Wyandotte, Wayne County, Mich., December 14, 1956. Republican. Member of Florida state house of representatives 33rd District, 2002-10; U.S. Representative from Florida 24th District, 2011-13; defeated in primary, 2012. Female. Still living as of 2013.
  See also congressional biography
  Adams, Sandy See Sandra Adams
  Adams, Scott — Democrat. Presidential Elector for New York, 2012. Still living as of 2012.
  Adams, Sebastian C. (1825-1898) — of Yamhill County, Ore.; Salem, Marion County, Ore. Born July 28, 1825. Yamhill County Clerk, 1862; member of Oregon territorial senate, 1860. Died in Salem, Marion County, Ore., January 5, 1898 (age 72 years, 161 days). Interment at Pioneer Cemetery, Salem, Ore.
  Relatives: Son of Sebastian Adams (1789-1847) and Eunice (Harmon) Adams; brother of William Lysander Adams (1821-1906); married 1851 to Martha McBride (1831-1882); married to Sarah A. Babcock (1839-1904).
  See also Find-A-Grave memorial
  Adams, Sessions L. (c.1855-1956) — of Central Village, Plainfield, Windham County, Conn. Born in Canterbury, Windham County, Conn., about 1855. Republican. Member of Connecticut state house of representatives from Plainfield, 1889-90, 1915-16; member of Connecticut state senate 29th District, 1917-20. Died in Plainfield, Windham County, Conn., October 24, 1956 (age about 101 years). Burial location unknown.
  Adams, Sharon — of Atlanta, Fulton County, Ga. Democrat. Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Georgia, 1996, 2000. Female. Still living as of 2000.
  Adams, Shelton — of Orlando, Orange County, Fla. Candidate for mayor of Orlando, Fla., 1976, 1980. Still living as of 1980.
  Adams, Sherman See Llewelyn Sherman Adams
  Adams, Shubael Pratt (1817-1894) — also known as Shubael P. Adams — of Lowell, Middlesex County, Mass.; Dubuque, Dubuque County, Iowa. Born in Medfield, Norfolk County, Mass., February 5, 1817. Lawyer; member of Massachusetts state house of representatives, 1845, 1857; delegate to Massachusetts state constitutional convention, 1853; candidate for U.S. Representative from Iowa, 1862. Died in Dubuque, Dubuque County, Iowa, March 14, 1894 (age 77 years, 37 days). Interment at Linwood Cemetery, Dubuque, Iowa.
  Relatives: Son of Nehemiah Adams (1773-1854) and Mary (Clark) Adams (1777-1821); married to Lydia Stetson (1816-1853); married, December 4, 1853, to Diancy Rawson Taylor (1825-1914); father of John Taylor Adams (1862-1939).
  See also Find-A-Grave memorial
  Adams, Sidney — of Marquette, Marquette County, Mich. Mayor of Marquette, Mich., 1892. Burial location unknown.
  Adams, Sidney — of Littcarr, Knott County, Ky. Democrat. Member of Kentucky state house of representatives 92nd District, 1974-77. Still living as of 1977.
  Adams, Silas (1839-1896) — of Kentucky. Born in Pulaski County, Ky., February 9, 1839. Republican. Colonel in the Union Army during the Civil War; member of Kentucky state house of representatives, 1889-92; U.S. Representative from Kentucky 11th District, 1893-95; defeated (Independent Republican), 1894. Died in Liberty, Casey County, Ky., May 5, 1896 (age 57 years, 86 days). Interment at Brown Cemetery, Humphrey, Ky.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Wikipedia article — Find-A-Grave memorial
  Adams, Spencer See C. Spencer Adams
  Adams, Spencer Bell (1860-1943) — also known as Spencer B. Adams — of Yanceyville, Caswell County, N.C.; Greensboro, Guilford County, N.C. Born in Dobson, Surry County, N.C., October 15, 1860. Republican. Lawyer; probate judge in North Carolina, 1882-96; superior court judge in North Carolina, 1896-98; candidate for U.S. Representative from North Carolina 5th District, 1898; delegate to Republican National Convention from North Carolina, 1900, 1908; candidate for Governor of North Carolina, 1900; U.S. District Judge for Indian Territory, 1902-04. Baptist. Member, American Bar Association; Freemasons. Died January 12, 1943 (age 82 years, 89 days). Interment at Green Hill Cemetery, Greensboro, N.C.
  Relatives: Son of John A. Adams and Sarah Adams; married, December 19, 1884, to Lizzie L. Swift.
  Adams, Stan — of Overland Park, Johnson County, Kan. Democrat. Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Kansas, 2008. Still living as of 2008.
  Adams, Stanley G. (1907-1954) — of Isle of Wight County, Va.; Colonial Beach, Westmoreland County, Va. Born in Eclipse, Nansemond County (now part of Suffolk), Va., December 16, 1907. Republican. Ferry boat captain; farmer; real estate business; hotel owner; served in the U.S. Navy during World War II; chair of Westmoreland County Republican Party, 1944-50; candidate for Virginia state senate, 1947; candidate for U.S. Representative from Virginia, 1948; alternate delegate to Republican National Convention from Virginia, 1952. Methodist. Member, Rotary; Elks; American Legion; Veterans of Foreign Wars. Died, from an intestinal blood clot, in Physicians Memorial Hospital, La Plata, Charles County, Md., November 7, 1954 (age 46 years, 326 days). Interment at Oak Grove Cemetery, Oak Grove, Va.
  Relatives: Son of John Quincy Adams and Cecil May (Barkelow) Adams; married to Marie Miller (1904-1980).
  See also Find-A-Grave memorial
  Adams, Stella J. — of North Carolina. Democrat. Alternate delegate to Democratic National Convention from North Carolina, 2000. Female. Still living as of 2000.
  Adams, Stephen (1807-1857) — of Aberdeen, Monroe County, Miss. Born in Pendleton District (now Anderson County), S.C., October 17, 1807. Democrat. Lawyer; member of Tennessee state senate, 1833-34; circuit judge in Mississippi, 1837-45, 1848; U.S. Representative from Mississippi at-large, 1845-47; member of Mississippi state house of representatives, 1850; delegate to Mississippi state constitutional convention, 1851; U.S. Senator from Mississippi, 1852-57. Died in Memphis, Shelby County, Tenn., May 11, 1857 (age 49 years, 206 days). Interment at Elmwood Cemetery, Memphis, Tenn.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Wikipedia article — Find-A-Grave memorial
  Adams, Steve — of Hartland, Windsor County, Vt. Republican. Delegate to Republican National Convention from Vermont, 2008. Still living as of 2008.
  Adams, Susan Sharp — of Kenyon, Charlestown, Washington County, R.I. Democrat. Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Rhode Island, 1924, 1928 (alternate). Female. Burial location unknown.
  Adams, Sylvia — of Golden Valley, Hennepin County, Minn. Democrat. Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Minnesota, 2008. Female. Still living as of 2008.
  Adams, T. Albeus — of Montclair, Essex County, N.J. Democrat. Chair of Essex County Democratic Party, 1919-21, 1925. Burial location unknown.
  Adams, T. C. — of Greenville, Greenville County, S.C. Republican. Alternate delegate to Republican National Convention from South Carolina, 1932. Burial location unknown.
  Adams, T. J. — of Broad Brook, East Windsor, Hartford County, Conn. Postmaster at Broad Brook, Conn., 1887. Burial location unknown.
  Adams, T. W. — of Escondido, San Diego County, Calif. Postmaster at Escondido, Calif., 1887. Burial location unknown.
  Adams, Ted — Constitution candidate for U.S. Representative from South Carolina 4th District, 2000; Constitution candidate for U.S. Senator from South Carolina, 2002. Still living as of 2002.
  Adams, Ted — of New Albany, Franklin County, Ohio. Republican. Alternate delegate to Republican National Convention from Ohio, 2008. Still living as of 2008.
  Adams, Terrence Ray — of Hazel Park, Oakland County, Mich. Libertarian. Candidate for Michigan state house of representatives 34th District, 1998. Still living as of 1998.
  Adams, Thelma H. — of Ohio. Democrat. Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Ohio, 2000. Female. Still living as of 2000.
  Adams, Thomas (1730-1788) — of New Kent County, Va.; Augusta County, Va. Born in New Kent County, Va., 1730. Member of Virginia House of Burgesses, 1774; signer, Articles of Confederation, 1777; Delegate to Continental Congress from Virginia, 1778-80; member of Virginia state senate, 1783-86. Died in Augusta County, Va., August, 1788 (age about 58 years). Burial location unknown.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Wikipedia article — Find-A-Grave memorial
  Adams, Thomas — of Durham, Durham County, N.C. Democrat. Delegate to Democratic National Convention from North Carolina, 2004. Still living as of 2004.
  Adams, Thomas Boylston (1910-1997) — also known as Thomas B. Adams — of Lincoln, Middlesex County, Mass. Born in Kansas City, Jackson County, Mo., July 25, 1910. Democrat. Served in the U.S. Army Air Force in World War II; hotel executive; candidate in primary for U.S. Senator from Massachusetts, 1966; candidate for U.S. Representative from Massachusetts, 1968; delegate to Democratic National Convention from Massachusetts, 1972. Member, American Academy of Arts and Sciences; Phi Beta Kappa. Died in Lincoln, Middlesex County, Mass., June 4, 1997 (age 86 years, 314 days). Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Son of John Adams (1875-1964) and Marian (Morse) Adams (1878-1959); married, January 5, 1940, to Ramelle Frost Cochrane (1916-2004); grandnephew of John Quincy Adams (1833-1894) and Brooks Adams; great-grandson of Charles Francis Adams (1807-1886); great-grandnephew of George Washington Adams; second great-grandson of John Quincy Adams (1767-1848); second great-grandnephew of Benjamin Gorham; third great-grandson of John Adams (1735-1826), Nathaniel Gorham and Joshua Johnson; third great-grandnephew of Thomas Johnson; first cousin once removed of Charles Francis Adams (1866-1954); first cousin twice removed of William Everett; first cousin four times removed of William Cranch (1769-1855); second cousin thrice removed of Bradley Tyler Johnson; second cousin five times removed of Samuel Adams; third cousin of Leverett Saltonstall and Richard Saltonstall; third cousin once removed of William Lawrence Saltonstall.
  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).
  Adams, Thomas Brooks (1919-2005) — also known as Thomas B. Adams — of Bloomfield Hills, Oakland County, Mich. Born in Detroit, Wayne County, Mich., September 16, 1919. Republican. Served in the U.S. Navy during World War II; member of Wayne State University board of governors, 1962-68. Presbyterian. Died January 24, 2005 (age 85 years, 130 days). Burial location unknown.
  See also Find-A-Grave memorial
  Adams, Thomas Burton, Jr. (1917-2006) — also known as Tom Adams — of Florida. Born in Jacksonville, Duval County, Fla., March 11, 1917. Democrat. Real estate and insurance business; member of Florida state senate, 1956-60; secretary of state of Florida, 1961-71; Lieutenant Governor of Florida, 1971-75; candidate in primary for Governor of Florida, 1974. Baptist. Member, Rotary; Newcomen Society; Phi Delta Theta; Alpha Kappa Psi. Killed in an automobile accident on I-10, in Suwannee County, Fla., May 22, 2006 (age 89 years, 72 days). Interment at Fountainhead Memorial Park, Palm Bay, Fla.
  Relatives: Son of Thomas Burton Adams (1877-1948) and Carolyn Sykes (Hamilton) Adams (1890-1957); married, July 30, 1939, to Helen Brown; married 1973 to Frances Sue Brewer.
  See also Wikipedia article — Find-A-Grave memorial — OurCampaigns candidate detail
  Adams, Thomas Charles III — of Durham, Durham County, N.C. Democrat. Delegate to Democratic National Convention from North Carolina, 1996. Still living as of 1996.
  Adams, Thomas D. — of Westport, Fairfield County, Conn. Progressive. Candidate for Connecticut state house of representatives from Westport, 1912. Burial location unknown.
  Adams, Thomas Earl, Jr. (b. 1905) — also known as Thomas E. Adams, Jr. — of Beatrice, Gage County, Neb. Born in Beatrice, Gage County, Neb., July 20, 1905. Democrat. President, Beatrice Steel Tank Manufacturing Co.; alternate delegate to Democratic National Convention from Nebraska, 1944. Methodist. Member, Beta Theta Pi. Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Son of Thomas Edward Adams and Okolono (Miller) Adams; married, April 24, 1935, to Katherine Lowrie.
  Adams, Thomas G. (born c.1938) — of Green Oaks, Lake County, Ill. Born about 1938. Republican. Delegate to Republican National Convention from Illinois, 2004. Still living as of 2004.
  Adams, Thomas H. — of Mt. Union, Huntingdon County, Pa. Republican. Postmaster at Mt. Union, Pa., 1868-69. Burial location unknown.
  Adams, Thomas H. — of Vincennes, Knox County, Ind. Republican. Postmaster at Vincennes, Ind., 1899-1903; alternate delegate to Republican National Convention from Indiana, 1900. Burial location unknown.
  Adams, Thomas H. — of Springfield, Hampden County, Mass. Republican. Candidate for Massachusetts state auditor, 1958. Still living as of 1958.
  Adams, Thomas H., Jr. — of Bel Air, Harford County, Md. Democrat. Postmaster at Bel Air, Md., 1965-73 (acting, 1965-67). Still living as of 1973.
  Adams, Thomas J. — Conservative. Candidate for U.S. Representative from New York 6th District, 1968. Still living as of 1968.
  Adams, Thurman G. — of Bridgeville, Sussex County, Del. Democrat. Candidate for Delaware state house of representatives from Sussex County 2nd District, 1944. Presumed deceased. Burial location unknown.
  Adams, Thurman G., Jr. — of Sussex County, Del. Democrat. Member of Delaware state senate 19th District, 1973-92. Still living as of 1992.
  Adams, Tim — of Orlando, Orange County, Fla. Candidate for mayor of Orlando, Fla., 1984, 1988. Still living as of 1988.
  Adams, Tom See Thomas Burton Adams, Jr.
  Adams, Tom — of Libertyville, Lake County, Ill. Republican. Chair of Lake County Republican Party, 2002. Still living as of 2002.
  Adams, Tommy — of Bowling Green, Warren County, Ky. Republican. Delegate to Republican National Convention from Kentucky, 2008. Still living as of 2008.
  Adams, Truman — of Onondaga County, N.Y. Member of New York state assembly from Onondaga County, 1815-16. Burial location unknown.
  Adams, Truman H. — of Nebraska. Member of Nebraska territorial House of Representatives, 1859. Burial location unknown.


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