ADAMS, Robert, Jr.

ADAMS, Robert, Jr.
Collection of the U.S. House of Representatives
About this object
1849–1906

Biography

ADAMS, Robert, Jr., a Representative from Pennsylvania; born in Philadelphia, Pa., February 26, 1849; attended Doctor Fairies Physical Institute, Philadelphia, Pa., and was graduated from the University of Pennsylvania at Philadelphia in 1869; studied law; was admitted to the bar April 27, 1872, and practiced; member of the United States Geological Survey during the explorations of Yellowstone Park 1871-1875; member of the State militia 1881-1895; served in the State senate 1883-1886; was graduated from the Wharton School of Economy and Finance of the University of Pennsylvania in 1884; appointed United States Minister to Brazil on April 1, 1889, and served until June 1, 1890, when he resigned; elected as a Republican to the Fifty-third Congress to fill the vacancy caused by the death of Charles O'Neill; reelected to the Fifty-fourth and to the five succeeding Congresses and served from December 19, 1893, until his death in Washington, D.C., June 1, 1906; interment in Laurel Hill Cemetery, Philadelphia, Pa.

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

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External Research Collections

Brooklyn Historical Society

Brooklyn, NY
Papers: 1 letter. January 16, 1903. Official correspondence. Finding aid in repository.
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Bibliography / Further Reading

Adams, Robert. Eulogy on the late Hon. Charles O'Neill. Washington: N.p., 1894.

------. Wife beating as a crime and its relation to taxation. Philadelphia: Philadelphia Social Science Association, [1886] .

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