Green Adams

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Green Adams (August 20, 1812 – January 18, 1884) was a lawyer and member and functionary of the United States Congress. He was born in Barbourville, Kentucky in 1812.


He studied law and was admitted to the bar. In 1839, he was elected to the Kentucky House of Representatives. In 1844, he served as a presidential elector for the Whig Party. He was elected as a member of the American Party to the United States House of Representatives from Kentucky in 1847, remaining in that capacity through 1849. He was made a judge of the Circuit Court of Kentucky in 1851, remaining there though 1856. In 1859, he was reelected to the United States Congress for one term. At the end of that term, in 1861, he was appointed the sixth auditor of the United States Treasury Department, remaining there through 1864.

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He later set up a legal practice in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. He was made the chief clerk of the United States House of Representatives for the years 1875-1881. He died in Philadelphia in 1884. He is buried in West Laurel Hill Cemetery in Bala Cynwyd, Pennsylvania.[1]



  • Who Was Who in America: Historical Volume, 1607-1896. Chicago: Marquis Who's Who, 1963.

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