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Robert Huntington ADAMS

(1792-1830)
Senate Years of Service:
1830-1830
Party:
Jacksonian

ADAMS, Robert Huntington, a Senator from Mississippi; born in Rockbridge County, Va., in 1792; apprenticed to the cooper’s trade; graduated from Washington College (now Washington and Lee University) at Lexington, Va., in 1806; studied law; admitted to the bar and commenced practice in Knoxville, Tenn.; moved to Natchez, Miss., in 1819; member of the State house of representatives in 1828; elected as a Jacksonian to the United States Senate to fill the vacancy caused by the death of Thomas B. Reed and served from January 6, 1830, until his death in Natchez, Miss., July 2, 1830; interment in Natchez City Cemetery.

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

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