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 Andrew Adams

Andrew Adams

Birth
Stratford, Fairfield County, Connecticut, USA
Death 26 Nov 1797 (aged 60)
Litchfield, Litchfield County, Connecticut, USA
Burial Litchfield, Litchfield County, Connecticut, USA
Memorial ID 8045162 · View Source
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Continental Congressman. A graduate of Yale University and a lawyer, in the days before the beginning of the American Revolution he became a prominent member of the Committee of Safety for Connecticut. When the revolution begane and Connecticut created a state legislature that wasnt under British royal dominion, he was elected as a delegate in 1776, serving until 1781. In 1778 he was appointed as a Delegate from Connecticut to the Second Continental Congress in 1777, but did not serve until 1778 because he had accepted a commission of Colonel and commander of the 17th Connecticut Militia regiment. During his tenure in the Continental Congress he voted on and was a signer of the Articles of Confederation of the United States. He served as Speaker of the Connecticut State House from 1779 to 1780, and after the war he served as a Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of Connecticut from 1795 until his death in 1797.


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  • Find A Grave Memorial 8045162
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Andrew Adams (11 Dec 1736–26 Nov 1797), Find A Grave Memorial no. 8045162, citing West Cemetery, Litchfield, Litchfield County, Connecticut, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave .