John J. Adams

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John Joseph Adams
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from 's 8th district
In office
March 3, 1883 – March 3, 1885
Preceded by Anson G. McCook
Succeeded by Samuel S. Cox
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from 's 7th district
In office
March 3, 1885 – March 3, 1887
Preceded by William Dorsheimer
Succeeded by Lloyd Bryce
Personal details
Born September 16, 1848 (1848-09-16)
New Brunswick, Canada)
Died February 16, 1919 (1919-02-17) (aged 70)
Manhattan, New York
Citizenship  United States
Political party Democratic Party
Alma mater Columbia Law School
Profession Attorney

John Joseph Adams (September 16, 1848 – February 16, 1919) was an American politician and a United States Congressman from New York State.

Biography[edit]

Adams was born in Douglastown, New Brunswick (now part of Miramichi, New Brunswick, Canada) on September 16, 1848. He emigrated to the United States in 1864, settling in New York City, and worked in a dry-goods firm in New York City until he began studies at Columbia Law School. Adams graduated with a degree in law in 1876 and was admitted to the bar the same year.[1]

Elected to the United States House of Representatives from two different districts, Adams represented the 8th District in the forty-eighth United States Congress from March 3, 1883 to March 3, 1885. He then represented the 7th district in the fiftyth United States Congress from March 3, 1885 to March 3, 1887.[2] Both districts at the time were in Queens. He did not seek renomination in 1886 and returned to the practice of law.

Death[edit]

Adams died suddenly, of heart disease (a year after suffering a stroke of paralysis), in the Ansonia Hotel, Manhattan, New York County, New York, on February 16, 1919 (age 70 years, 153 days). He is interred at Green-Wood Cemetery, Brooklyn, New York.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "John J. Adams". Biographical Directory of the United States Congress. Retrieved 7 July 2013. 
  2. ^ "John J. Adams". Govtrack US Congress. Retrieved 7 July 2013. 
  3. ^ "John J. Adams". The Political Graveyard. Retrieved 7 July 2013. 

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New York Assembly
Preceded by
Anson G. McCook
New York State Assembly
Albany County, 8th District

March 3, 1883 to March 3, 1885
Succeeded by
Samuel S. Cox
New York State Senate
Preceded by
William Dorsheimer
New York State Senate
7th District

March 3, 1885 to March 3, 1887
Succeeded by
Lloyd Bryce