ADAMS, Charles Henry

ADAMS, Charles Henry
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1824–1902

Biography

ADAMS, Charles Henry, a Representative from New York; born in Coxsackie, Greene County, N.Y., April 10, 1824; attended the public schools; studied law; was admitted to the bar about 1845 and commenced practice in New York City; moved to Cohoes, Albany County, N.Y., in 1850; appointed with rank of colonel to Governor Hunt's staff in 1851; member of the State assembly in 1858; engaged in the manufacture of knit underwear, and in banking; retired from active business in 1870; served as first mayor of Cohoes 1870-1872; delegate to the Republican National Convention at Philadelphia in 1872; served in the State senate in 1872 and 1873; United States commissioner from New York to the Vienna Exposition in 1873; elected as a Republican to the Forty-fourth Congress (March 4, 1875-March 3, 1877); unsuccessful candidate for renomination in 1876; resumed banking in Cohoes, N.Y., until 1892, when he retired from active business pursuits and moved to New York City, where he died December 15, 1902; interment in Woodlawn Cemetery.

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Bibliography / Further Reading

Adams, Charles Henry. Superb Photographs of Famous Scenes, Containing Beautiful Views in Every Quarter of the Globe ... Together with the Most Celebrated Paintings, Sculptures ... etc. ... Philadelphia: National publishing co., [1892].

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