Alva Adams (governor)

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Alva Adams
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5th, 10th and 14th Governor of the State of Colorado
In office
January 11, 1887 – January 8, 1889
January 12, 1897 –January 10, 1899
January 10, 1905 -March 17, 1905
Lieutenant Norman H. Meldrum
Jared L. Brush
Arthur Cornforth
Preceded by Benjamin H. Eaton (1889)
Albert W. McIntire (1897)
James H. Peabody (1905)
Succeeded by Job A. Cooper (1889)
Charles S. Thomas (1897)
James H. Peabody (1905)
Personal details
Born (1850-05-14)May 14, 1850
Iowa County, Wisconsin
Died November 1, 1922(1922-11-01) (aged 72)
Battle Creek, Michigan
Political party Democratic
For the United States Senator, see Alva B. Adams.

Alva Adams (May 14, 1850 – November 1, 1922) was an American politician. He was born in Iowa County, Wisconsin. He served as the fifth, tenth and 14th Governor of Colorado from 1887 to 1889, 1897 to 1899, and briefly in 1905. He died in Battle Creek, Michigan.

Adams County, Colorado, is named for Alva Adams, and it's believed the city of Alva, Oklahoma is as well. Alva Adams' younger brother, William Herbert "Billy" Adams also served as Governor of Colorado, 1927-1933. Alva Adams' son, Alva Blanchard Adams, served as United States Senator from Colorado, 1923-1925 and 1933-1941

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Political offices
Preceded by
Benjamin Harrison Eaton
Governor of Colorado
1887 –1889
Succeeded by
Job Adams Cooper
Preceded by
Albert Washington McIntire
Governor of Colorado
1897 –1899
Succeeded by
Charles Spalding Thomas
Preceded by
James Hamilton Peabody
Governor of Colorado
1905
Succeeded by
James Hamilton Peabody