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James Robert Adams
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Birth: Nov. 29, 1917
Baltimore County
Maryland, USA
Death: Nov. 24, 2011
Montgomery County
Maryland, USA

James Robert Adams, age 93, of Potomac, MD, died on Wednesday, November 23, 2011 of natural causes.

Mr. Adams was born in Baltimore, MD, the only son of Louis and Gertrude Adams. At the age of 11, he and his family moved to Aberdeen, MD, to the shores of bush River, where he developed a lifelong passions for swimming, boating, fishing, and hunting.

Trained as an account, he joined the FBI in 1939 and spent the next three decades as an FBI agent investigating crime. During World War II, he was assigned to the New York City office, where he helped support the war effort. There, he met Kathryn "Kay" Edmonds, an FBI stenographer from Oklahoma. They were married in 1947 in New York. Their first child, James R. Adams, Jr., was born in 1949, and daughter Marilyn R. Adams followed in 1955, after Mr. Adams transferred to the FBI's Washington D.C. headquarters.

In Washington, Mr. Adams rose to the rank of section chief. He worked numerous high profile cases, including the 1969 murder of United Mine Workers leader Joseph "Jock" Yablonski and his family in Clarksville, PA, which led to the convictions of former UMWA president W.A. "Tony" Boyle and several others.

Mr. Adams left the bureau in 1974, after 35 years of service. He spent his retirement fishing on the Chesapeake Bay in his beloved boat, the Kay-Jim, spending time with friends and traveling.

His wife, Kay Adams, preceded him in death in 1995.

He is survived by his son Jim, Jr.; daughter,Marilyn, and grandson Patrick Farie of Virginia.

(The Washington Post, Washington, D.C., Novembeer 26, 2011).
 
 
Burial:
Lorraine Park Cemetery
Woodlawn
Baltimore County
Maryland, USA
 
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Record added: Jan 18, 2012
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James Robert Adams
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