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 Greenfield Adams

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Greenfield Adams Famous memorial

Birth
Barbourville, Knox County, Kentucky, USA
Death
18 Jan 1884 (aged 71)
Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania, USA
Burial
Bala Cynwyd, Montgomery County, Pennsylvania, USA
Plot
Washington Section, Lot 217
Memorial ID
12860 View Source

US Congressman. The uncle of Kentucky Congressman George M. Adams, he completed preparatory studies, studied law, was admitted to the bar and practiced law in Barbourville, Kentucky. He was a member of the Kentucky State House of Representatives in 1839 and a presidential elector on the Whig ticket in 1844. In 1847, he was elected as a Whig to the Thirtieth Congress, serving until 1849. Not a candidate for re-nomination, he was a judge of the circuit court of Kentucky, (1851-56) and elected as the candidate of the Opposition Party to the Thirty-sixth Congress, serving (1859-61). After his term, he was the Sixth Auditor of the U.S. Treasury Department, (1861-64). He then resumed the practice of law, until his death at age 71.

US Congressman. The uncle of Kentucky Congressman George M. Adams, he completed preparatory studies, studied law, was admitted to the bar and practiced law in Barbourville, Kentucky. He was a member of the Kentucky State House of Representatives in 1839 and a presidential elector on the Whig ticket in 1844. In 1847, he was elected as a Whig to the Thirtieth Congress, serving until 1849. Not a candidate for re-nomination, he was a judge of the circuit court of Kentucky, (1851-56) and elected as the candidate of the Opposition Party to the Thirty-sixth Congress, serving (1859-61). After his term, he was the Sixth Auditor of the U.S. Treasury Department, (1861-64). He then resumed the practice of law, until his death at age 71.

Bio by: John "J-Cat" Griffith


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  • Maintained by: Find a Grave
  • Added: 10 Oct 2000
  • Find a Grave Memorial ID: 12860
  • Find a Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/12860/greenfield-adams: accessed ), memorial page for Greenfield Adams (20 Aug 1812–18 Jan 1884), Find a Grave Memorial ID 12860, citing West Laurel Hill Cemetery, Bala Cynwyd, Montgomery County, Pennsylvania, USA; Maintained by Find a Grave.