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George Everett ADAMS

(1840-1917)

ADAMS, George Everett, a Representative from Illinois; born in Keene, Cheshire County, N.H., June 18, 1840; moved with his parents to Chicago, Ill., in 1853; attended Phillips Exeter Academy, Exeter, N.H.; was graduated from Harvard University in 1860; during the Civil War enlisted in the First Regiment, Illinois Volunteer Artillery; attended the Harvard Law School; was admitted to the bar in 1865 and commenced practice in Chicago, Ill.; member of the State senate from 1880 until March 3, 1883, when he resigned to enter Congress; elected as a Republican to the Forty-eighth and to the three succeeding Congresses (March 4, 1883-March 3, 1891); was an unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 1890 to the Fifty-second Congress; resumed the practice of his profession in Chicago, Ill., until his death at his summer home in Peterborough, Hillsborough County, N.H., October 5, 1917; interment in Pine Hill Cemetery.

Source: Biographical Directory of the United States Congress, 1771-Present

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