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Andrew Adams


Gender:
Male
Born:
January 7, 1736
Died:
November 26, 1797
Home Town:
Stratford, CT
Later Residences:
Stamford, CT
Litchfield, CT
Marriage(s):
Eunice Adams (1761)
Biographical Notes:
Andrew Adams was born in Stratford, Connecticut on January 7, 1736 to Samuel and Mary Fairchild Adams. As a young man he pursued preparatory studies before entering Yale College, where he graduated in 1760. Adams then entered into the study of law with his father, who was a practicing lawyer, and soon after was admitted to the Fairfield County Bar. He began his first legal practice in Stamford, Connecticut, and in 1772 was named prosecuting attorney for Litchfield County. In 1774 Adams moved to Litchfield, which remained his home for the rest of his lifetime. Adams also became very involved with local and state politics. He served as a member of the Connecticut Council for Safety for two years. At the outbreak of the Revolutionary War Adams joined the militia and with the rank of Colonel. From ...
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Additional Notes:
Andrew Adams is buried in West Cemetery in Litchfield, Connecticut.

Education
Other Education:
Graduated from Yale College in 1760.
Studied law with his father, lawyer Samuel Adams.

Profession / Service
Profession:
Lawyer; Political Office
Training with Other Lawyers:
Studied with his father, Samuel Adams.
Political Party:
Whig
Federal Committees:
Continental Congress (1778).
State Posts:
State Representative (Connecticut) 1776-1781
Chief Justice of the Connecticut Supreme Court 1793-1797
State Committees:
Prosecuting Attorney of Litchfield County (1772).
Connecticut Council for Safety.
Speaker of the Connecticut State House of Representatives (1779 and 1780).

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