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Wilbur Louis ADAMS

(1884-1937)

ADAMS, Wilbur Louis, a Representative from Delaware; born in Georgetown, Sussex County, Del., October 23, 1884; attended the public schools, Delaware College, Newark, Del., and Dickinson College, Carlisle, Pa.; was graduated from the law department of the University of Pennsylvania at Philadelphia in 1907; was admitted to the bar the same year and commenced practice in Wilmington, Del.; unsuccessful candidate for election as attorney general in 1924; elected as a Democrat to the Seventy-third Congress (March 4, 1933-January 3, 1935); was not a candidate for renomination in 1934, but was an unsuccessful candidate for election to the United States Senate; moved to Georgetown, Del., in 1934 and continued the practice of law; acting postmaster of Georgetown, Del., from May 6, 1937, until his death; died in Lewes, Del., on December 4, 1937; interment in Union Cemetery, Georgetown, Del.

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

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