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 Greenfield Adams

Greenfield Adams

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
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U.S. 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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  • Added: 11 Oct 2000
  • Find A Grave Memorial 12860
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Greenfield Adams (20 Aug 1812–18 Jan 1884), Find A Grave Memorial no. 12860, citing West Laurel Hill Cemetery, Bala Cynwyd, Montgomery County, Pennsylvania, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave .