John Q. Adams (Wisconsin)

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John Q. Adams
Member of the Wisconsin State Assembly
from the Columbia County district
In office
1863–1864
Member of the Wisconsin Senate
from the Columbia County district
In office
1854–1856
Member of the Wisconsin State Assembly
from the Columbia County district
In office
1853–1854
Personal details
Born (1816-10-05)October 5, 1816
Ashfield, Massachusetts, U.S.
Died March 17, 1895(1895-03-17) (aged 78)
Columbus (town), Wisconsin, U.S.
Political party Republican
Spouse(s) Lucy S. Pomeroy
Parents Charles Adams
Polly (Howes) Adams
Profession Teacher
Politician
Religion Congregationalist

John Q. Adams (October 5, 1816 – March 17, 1895) was an American teacher and politician. He served as a member of the Wisconsin State Senate and the Wisconsin State Assembly.

Biography[edit]

Adams was born in Ashfield, Massachusetts, the son of Charles Adams and Polly (Howes) Adams.[1] He was educated in the common schools and became a teacher.[2] He moved to Fountain Prairie, Wisconsin in 1844,[3][4] and served on the Columbia County and Fountain Prairie town boards. He was the Columbia County treasurer and the Fountain Prairie town superintendent of schools. Adams also served on the Columbus school board and other offices.[5]

He served as a Republican member of the Wisconsin State Assembly in 1853 and 1863, and was a member of the Wisconsin State Senate from 1854-1856. He represented Columbia County, Wisconsin.[6]

Adams died on March 17, 1895 in Columbus.[7]

Personal life[edit]

Adams married Lucy S. Pomeroy on June 11, 1846, and they had ten children. He and his family were Congregationalists.[8]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "John_Quincy_Adams". Retrieved March 1, 2014. 
  2. ^ Jones, James Edwin (1914). A history of Columbia County, Wisconsin: a narrative account of its historical progress, its people, and its principal interests, Volume 2. Lewis Publishing Co. p. 583. 
  3. ^ "Town of Fountain Prairie". Greater Rio Area Collaborative Committee. Retrieved March 1, 2014. 
  4. ^ Daughters of the American Revolution (1917). Lineage Book, Volume 44. Daughters of the American Revolution. p. 301. 
  5. ^ Biographical Sketch of John Q. Adams Archived 2013-12-16 at the Wayback Machine.
  6. ^ State Historical Society of Wisconsin (1892). Proceedings of the State Historical Society of Wisconsin at it Annual Meeting, Volumes 39-44. State Historical Society of Wisconsin. p. 34. 
  7. ^ State Historical Society of Wisconsin (1892). Proceedings of the State Historical Society of Wisconsin at it Annual Meeting, Volumes 39-44. State Historical Society of Wisconsin. p. 34. 
  8. ^ Jones, James Edwin (1914). A history of Columbia County, Wisconsin: a narrative account of its historical progress, its people, and its principal interests, Volume 2. Lewis Publishing Co. p. 583.