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ADAMSON, William Charles

ADAMSON, William Charles
Collection of the U.S. House of Representatives
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ADAMSON, William Charles, a Representative from Georgia; born in Bowdon, Carroll County, Ga., August 13, 1854; attended the common schools; was graduated from Bowdon College in 1874; studied law; was admitted to the bar in 1876 and commenced practice in Carrollton, Carroll County, Ga.; judge of the city court of Carrollton 1885-1889; attorney for the city of Carrollton for a number of years; delegate to the Democratic National Convention in 1892; elected as a Democrat to the Fifty-fifth and to the ten succeeding Congresses and served from March 4, 1897, until December 18, 1917, when he resigned; chairman, Committee on Interstate and Foreign Commerce (Sixty-second through Sixty-fifth Congresses); appointed on December 17, 1917, a member of the Board of United States General Appraisers (now the United States Customs Court) and served until January 20, 1928, when he resigned; resumed the practice of law in Carrollton, Ga.; died while on a visit in New York City, January 3, 1929; interment in City Cemetery, Carrollton, Ga.

View Record in the Biographical Directory of the U.S. Congress

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External Research Collections

Georgia Department of Archives and History

Atlanta, GA
Papers: In File II Names, 1895-1913, 6 letters. File is primarily incoming correspondence from William Charles Adamson to three governors of Georgia. A finding aid is available in the repository.

State University of West Georgia

Carrollton, GA
Papers: 1889, 1 typescript. A typescript (photocopy) of biographical materials on William Charles Adamson.
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