George E. Adams

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George Everett Adams (June 18, 1840 – October 5, 1917) was a U.S. Representative from Illinois.

Born in Keene, New Hampshire, Adams moved with his parents to Chicago, Illinois, in 1853. He attended Phillips Exeter Academy, Exeter, New Hampshire, and graduated from Harvard University in 1860. During the Civil War, he served in the First Illinois Artillery.

After his war service, he attended Harvard Law School, was admitted to the bar in 1865 and commenced practice in Chicago.[1] He served as a member of the state Senate from 1880 until March 3, 1883, when he resigned to enter Congress.

Adams was elected as a Republican to the Forty-eighth Congress and to the three succeeding Congresses (March 4, 1883 – March 3, 1891). He was an unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 1890 to the Fifty-second Congress.

Adams continued the practice of law in Chicago until his death. He died at his summer home in Peterborough, New Hampshire, on October 5, 1917. He was interred in Pine Hill Cemetery.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Leonard, John William; Marquis, Albert Nelson, eds. (1908), Who's who in America 5, Chicago: Marquis Who's Who, Incorporated, p. 10. 

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