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Lawyer Politicians in Indiana, A

  Edwin Ross Adair (1907-1983) — also known as E. Ross Adair — of Fort Wayne, Allen County, Ind. Born in Albion, Noble County, Ind., December 14, 1907. Republican. Lawyer; served in the U.S. Army during World War II; U.S. Representative from Indiana 4th District, 1951-71; defeated, 1970; U.S. Ambassador to Ethiopia, 1971-74. Methodist. Member, American Legion; Veterans of Foreign Wars; Freemasons; Shriners; Moose; Elks; American Bar Association; Amvets; Delta Sigma Phi; Phi Alpha Delta. Died, following multiple heart bypass surgery, in Lutheran Hospital, Fort Wayne, Allen County, Ind., May 5, 1983 (age 75 years, 142 days). Interment at Greenlawn Memorial Park and Mausoleum, Fort Wayne, Ind.
  Relatives: Son of Edwin L. Adair and Alice (Prickett) Adair; married, July 21, 1934, to Marion E. Wood.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Wikipedia article — U.S. State Dept career summary — NNDB dossier — Find-A-Grave memorial
  Andrew Addison Adams (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.
  Arthur Lambert Adams (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.
  John Taylor Adams (1873-1942) — also known as John T. Adams — of Denver, Colo. Born in LaPorte, LaPorte County, Ind., December 25, 1873. Republican. Lawyer; justice of Colorado state supreme court, 1925-35; chief justice of Colorado Supreme Court, 1931-35. Presbyterian. Member, American Bar Association; Phi Alpha Delta; Sons of the American Revolution; Freemasons; Odd Fellows. Died in 1942 (age about 68 years). Interment at Fairmount Cemetery, Denver, Colo.
  Relatives: Son of Thomas Leander Adams and Nannie (Pressly) Adams; married, May 29, 1902, to Sue E. Raber.
  See also Find-A-Grave memorial
  William E. Adams (1922-1983) — of Tonawanda, Erie County, N.Y.; Kenmore, Erie County, N.Y. Born in Knightstown, Henry County, Ind., December 25, 1922. Republican. Lawyer; member of New York state assembly from Erie County 2nd District, 1957-64; member of New York state senate, 1966-70 (61st District 1966, 53rd District 1967-70). Methodist. Member, Freemasons; American Legion; Sigma Nu. Died in April, 1983 (age 60 years, 0 days). Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Married to Jacquela Devlin.
  Cross-reference: James T. McFarland
  Francis Adkinson (1831-1912) — also known as Frank Adkinson — of Lawrenceburg, Dearborn County, Ind. Born in East Enterprise, Switzerland County, Ind., March 14, 1831. Republican. Lawyer; delegate to Republican National Convention from Indiana, 1880. Died in Helena, Lewis and Clark County, Mont., July 2, 1912 (age 81 years, 110 days). Interment at Greendale Cemetery, Lawrenceburg, Ind.
  Relatives: Son of Samuel Thomas Adkinson (1804-1873) and Jane (McHenry) Adkinson (1807-1872); married 1860 to Frances Ann Roberts (1840-1918).
  See also Find-A-Grave memorial
  Roy W. Adney (b. 1879) — of Lebanon, Boone County, Ind. Born in Lebanon, Boone County, Ind., October 29, 1879. Democrat. Lawyer; Boone County Attorney, 1909-20; candidate for U.S. Representative from Indiana 9th District, 1926. Presbyterian. Member, American Bar Association; Elks; Sons of the American Revolution; Delta Tau Delta; Kiwanis. Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Son of I. S. Adney and Eva (Brown) Adney; married, June 19, 1907, to Verna Richey.
  Charles H. Aldrich (1850-1929) — of Fort Wayne, Allen County, Ind.; Chicago, Cook County, Ill. Born in LaGrange County, Ind., August 28, 1850. Lawyer; U.S. Solicitor General, 1892-93. Member, American Bar Association; Union League. Died in Chicago, Cook County, Ill., April 13, 1929 (age 78 years, 228 days). Interment somewhere in Orland, Ind.
  Relatives: Married, October 13, 1875, to Helen Roberts.
  See also Wikipedia article — NNDB dossier
  De Alva Stanwood Alexander (1846-1925) — also known as De Alva S. Alexander — of Indianapolis, Marion County, Ind.; Buffalo, Erie County, N.Y. Born in Richmond, Sagadahoc County, Maine, July 17, 1846. Republican. Served in the Union Army during the Civil War; lawyer; newspaper editor; delegate to Republican National Convention from Indiana, 1872; secretary of Indiana Republican Party, 1874-78; U.S. Attorney for the Northern District of New York, 1889-93; U.S. Representative from New York, 1897-1911 (33rd District 1897-1903, 36th District 1903-11); defeated, 1910. Presbyterian. Member, Grand Army of the Republic; Delta Kappa Epsilon. Died in Buffalo, Erie County, N.Y., January 30, 1925 (age 78 years, 197 days). Interment at Forest Lawn Cemetery, Buffalo, N.Y.
  Relatives: Son of Stanwood Alexander and Priscilla (Brown) Alexander; married, September 21, 1871, to Alice Colby (died 1890); married, December 28, 1893, to Anne Gerlach Bliss.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Wikipedia article — Find-A-Grave memorial — OurCampaigns candidate detail
  John Beard Allen (1845-1903) — also known as John B. Allen — of Seattle, King County, Wash. Born in Crawfordsville, Montgomery County, Ind., May 18, 1845. Republican. Served in the Union Army during the Civil War; lawyer; U.S. Attorney for Washington, 1875-85; Delegate to U.S. Congress from Washington Territory, 1889; U.S. Senator from Washington, 1889-93. Died, from angina pectoris, in Seattle, King County, Wash., January 28, 1903 (age 57 years, 255 days). Interment at Lake View Cemetery, Seattle, Wash.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Wikipedia article — Find-A-Grave memorial
  Albert Barnes Anderson (1857-1938) — of Crawfordsville, Montgomery County, Ind.; Indianapolis, Marion County, Ind. Born near Zionsville, Boone County, Ind., February 10, 1857. Republican. Lawyer; Montgomery County Prosecuting Attorney, 1886-90; U.S. District Judge for Indiana, 1902-25; Judge of U.S. Court of Appeals for the 7th Circuit, 1925-29; took senior status 1929. Died in Indianapolis, Marion County, Ind., April 27, 1938 (age 81 years, 76 days). Interment somewhere in Crawfordsville, Ind.
  Relatives: Son of Philander Anderson and Emma A. (Duzan) Anderson; married, November 14, 1882, to Rose Campbell.
  See also federal judicial profile
  C. Joseph Anderson (b. 1939) — of Terre Haute, Vigo County, Ind. Born in West Terre Haute, Vigo County, Ind., August 4, 1939. Democrat. School teacher; lawyer; member of Indiana state house of representatives, 1968-72; delegate to Democratic National Convention from Indiana, 1972. Catholic. Member, Phi Alpha Delta; Knights of Columbus. Still living as of 1972.
  Relatives: Son of Elmer Anderson and Anna L. (Ellingsworth) Anderson; married, March 3, 1962, to Gloria Joyce Bugni.
  Norman C. Anderson (b. 1928) — of Madison, Dane County, Wis. Born in Hammond, Lake County, Ind., March 11, 1928. Democrat. Lawyer; member of Wisconsin state assembly, 1957-58, 1961-76 (Dane County 1st District 1957-58, 1961-70, 37th District 1971-76); chief clerk, Wisconsin Assembly, 1959-60. Still living as of 1976.
  Stanley Arnold (1903-1984) — of Susanville, Lassen County, Calif. Born in Indiana, 1903. Democrat. Lawyer; Lassen County District Attorney, 1949-55; member of California state senate, 1955-66; delegate to Democratic National Convention from California, 1960. Catholic. Member, Elks; American Legion; Knights of Columbus. Died in 1984 (age about 81 years). Interment at Lassen Cemetery, Susanville, Calif.
  Relatives: Married to Almida Lindquist (1902-1988).
  See also Find-A-Grave memorial
  Alex Michael Azar (b. 1967) — also known as Alex Azar — of Indianapolis, Marion County, Ind. Born in Johnstown, Cambria County, Pa., June 17, 1967. Republican. Lawyer; president of U.S. division, Eli Lily & Co. (pharmaceuticals), 2012-17; U.S. Secretary of Health and Human Services, 2018-. Eastern Orthodox. Lebanese ancestry. Still living as of 2019.
  Relatives: Son of Alex Azar and Lynda (Zarisky) Azar.
  See also Wikipedia article
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