Charles B. Adams

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Charles B. Adams (September 2, 1887 – February 6, 1961) was a Vermont politician, judge and attorney who served as President of the Vermont State Senate and a Justice of the Vermont Supreme Court.

Biography[edit]

Charles Bayley Adams was born in Randolph, Vermont on September 2, 1887.[1][2] He received his bachelor of laws degree from the University of Maine School of Law in 1913 and settled in Waterbury, Vermont, where he established a law practice.[3][4][5][6][7]

A Republican, Adams served in local offices including town lister (1917–1918), and town clerk and village clerk (1919 – 1937). From 1921 to 1927 he served as Washington County State's Attorney.[8]

Adams was elected to the Vermont Senate in 1930 and served two terms, 1931 to 1935. From 1933 to 1935 he was the Senate's President Pro Tem.[9]

In 1934 Adams was elected to the Vermont House of Representatives. He was reelected in 1936, and served from 1935 until 1937, when he resigned.[10][11]

Adams resigned from the House to accept appointment as a Judge of the Vermont Superior Court, where he served from 1937 to 1949.[12]

In 1949 Adams was elevated to the Vermont Supreme Court, where he served as an Associate Justice until his death.[13][14]

Adams died in Burlington on February 9, 1961.[15][16] He was buried in Waterbury's Hope Cemetery.[17]

References[edit]

  1. ^ U.S. World War I Civilian Draft Registrations, entry for Charles Bayley Adams, accessed July 4, 2012
  2. ^ U.S. World War II Draft Registration Cards, 1942, entry for Charles Bayley Adams, accessed July 4, 2012
  3. ^ Vermont Secretary of State, Legislative Directory, 1947, page 589
  4. ^ James Clark Fifield, The American Bar, 1918, page 674
  5. ^ Phi Kappa Phi fraternity, Journal of Phi Kappa Phi, Volumes 1-6, 1915, page 44
  6. ^ University of Maine at Orono, Annual Catalog, 1913, page 240
  7. ^ University of Maine Alumni Association, Alumni Directory, 1921, page 108
  8. ^ Vermont Secretary of State, Legislative Directory, 1945, pages 597 to 598
  9. ^ Vermont Secretary of State, Legislative Directory, 1955, page 594
  10. ^ Vermont Secretary of State, Legislative Directory, 1935, page 484
  11. ^ Vermont Secretary of State, Legislative Directory, 1941, page 620
  12. ^ Vermont Secretary of State, Legislative Directory, 1957, page 606
  13. ^ University of Maine at Orono, The Maine Alumnus, Volume 30, Issue 5, 1949
  14. ^ George Derby, James Terry White, The National Cyclopædia of American Biography, Volume 49, 1966
  15. ^ Vermont Bar Association, Annual Meeting Proceedings, 1961, page 24
  16. ^ Vermont Death Records, entry for Charles Bayley Adams, accessed July 4, 2012
  17. ^ Charles Bayley Adams page, Find A Grave, accessed July 4, 2012
Political offices
Preceded by
William H. Wills
President pro tempore of the Vermont State Senate
1933 – 1935
Succeeded by
William H. Wills