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ADAMS, Green

ADAMS, Green
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1812–1884

Biography

ADAMS, Green, (uncle of George Madison Adams), a Representative from Kentucky; born in Barbourville, Knox County, Ky., August 20, 1812; pursued preparatory studies; studied law; was admitted to the bar and practiced; member of the State house of representatives in 1839; presidential elector on the Whig ticket in 1844; elected as a Whig to the Thirtieth Congress (March 4, 1847-March 3, 1849); was not a candidate for renomination in 1848; judge of the circuit court of Kentucky 1851-1856; elected as the candidate of the Opposition Party to the Thirty-sixth Congress (March 4, 1859-March 3, 1861); was not a candidate for renomination in 1860; Sixth Auditor of the Treasury Department from April 17, 1861, to October 26, 1864; resumed the practice of law in Philadelphia; died in Philadelphia, Pa., January 18, 1884; interment in West Laurel Hill Cemetery.

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External Research Collections

The Filson Club Historical Society

Louisville, KY
Papers: 1860-1877, 2 items. The papers contain a letter of recommendation from Green Adams, addressed to Secretary of the Navy Isaac Toucey, on behalf of Lewis A. Smith for a position as midshipman. The second letter from Green Adams contains a list of names and addresses of members of the U.S. House of Representatives.
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Bibliography / Further Reading

Adams, Green. Speech of Green Adams, of Kentucky, on the Oregon bill. Delivered in the House of Representatives, July 27, 1848. Washington, D.C.: Printed by J.T. Towers, 1848.

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