Nevada Governor. A native of Vermont, Adams moved west to California in 1851 following the Gold Rush. After running a general store in Mariposa County for a couple of years, he was hired as paymaster on the estate of John C. Fremont in 1860. In 1864 he moved to Nevada where he was elected Lieutenant Governor of Nevada serving from 1874 until 1882. He was then elected the 4th Governor of Nevada serving from 1883 until 1887. He also served as Superintendent of the United States Mint at Carson City from 1894 until 1898. In 1896 he formed a partnership with cattleman William McGill and together they built one of the largest livestock ranches in the state of Nevada.
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Emma Lee Adams