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James S. Adams

James S. Adams, American investment banker. Decorated Medal for Merit World World War II; Imperial Medal of Iran. Served as Lieutenant, pilot, A.C., United States Army, World War I.; Member Phi Kappa Psi, Tau Kappa Alpha.

Background

  • Adams, James S. was born on August 22, 1897 in Brazil, Indiana, United States. Son of Orley Edwin and Mary (Nees) Adams.

  • Education

    • Master of Laws, Indiana U., also Doctor of Laws, 1959.

    Career

    • 1 son, Peter Warne; married second, Elizabeth Graham, November 12, 1965. With George L. Dyer Company. New York City and Chicago, 1925-1928.

      Vice president, assistant to president of Johns Manville Corporation, New York City, 1928-1934. Vice president, general manager Benton & Bowles, Inc., 1934-1940. Executive vice president Colgate, Palmolive Peet Company, Jersey City, 1940-1941.

      President Standard Brands Inc., New York City, 1942-1948. General partner Lazard Freres & Company, 1948-1976. Director Carter Wallace, Inc.

      Director American Cancer Society, director, president Research to Prevent Blindness Inc. U. Foundation Division chief, special consultant to chairman War Production Board, World World War World War II.

    Politics

    Party affiliation: Republican

    Membership

    Served as Lieutenant, pilot, A.C., United States Army, World War I. Member Phi Kappa Psi, Tau Kappa Alpha. Clubs: Metropolitan, Links (New York City).

    Connections

    • Married Marvelle Warne, March 12, 1927 (deceased).; married second, Elizabeth Graham, November 12, 1965.
    • father: Orley Edwin Adams
    • mother: Mary (Nees) Adams
    • spouses: Marvelle Warne
    • Elizabeth Graham
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    Born August 22, 1897
    Died October, 1976
    (aged 79)
    Nationality

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