ADAMS, George Everett (1840-1917)

ADAMS, GEORGE EVERETT, a Representative from Illinois; born in Keene, Cheshire County, N.H., June 18, 1840; moved with his parents to Chicago, Ill., in 1853; attended Phillips Exeter Academy, Exeter, N.H.; was graduated from Harvard University in 1860; during the Civil War enlisted in the First Regiment, Illinois Volunteer Artillery; attended the Harvard Law School; was admitted to the bar in 1865 and commenced practice in Chicago, Ill.; member of the State senate from 1880 until March 3, 1883, when he resigned to enter Congress; elected as a Republican to the Forty-eighth and to the three succeeding Congresses (March 4, 1883-March 3, 1891); was an unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 1890 to the Fifty-second Congress; resumed the practice of his profession in Chicago, Ill., until his death at his summer home in Peterborough, Hillsborough County, N.H., October 5, 1917; interment in Pine Hill Cemetery.

Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library
Springfield, IL
Papers: 1883, 1 item (2 pages).
A letter from George Everett Adams to Ben[jamin] Perley Poore written on October 26, 1883.

  • Adams, George Everett. Illinois, the Centre of the Union. [Peoria?: N.p., 1902?]
  • ------. The Cause of High Prices. Washington: Government Printing Office, 1917.