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Claris Adams

Claris Adams, American lawyer, association executive. Club: Kit Kat (president), Columbus.


  • Adams, Claris was born on February 8, 1891 in Mount Carmel, Illinois, United States. Son of Joshua W. and Minnie (La Motte) Adams.

  • Education

    • Student Hiram (O.) Preparatory School 1904-1907, Butler College, Indiana Law School, Indianapolis, 1912.


    • Five children. Admitted to Indiana bar, 1912, practiced in Indianapolis, 1912-1926. Prosecuting attorney Marion Company, Indiana, 1919-1920. General counsel American Life Convention, St. Louis, 1926-1929, now executive vice president, general counsel, Washington.

      Vice president American Life, Detroit, 1929-1936. President Ohio State Life Insurance Company, Columbus, 1936-1954. President Community Chest, Columbus and Franklin Company, 1948-1949.

      Vice president Columbus War Chest. Regional chairman Committee Economics Developmert.


    Party affiliation: Republican


    Denomination: Presbyn


    Club: Kit Kat (president), Columbus.


    • Married Elizabeth Rhodes, July 3, 1942.
    • father: Joshua W. Adams
    • mother: Minnie (La Motte) Adams
    • spouse: Elizabeth Rhodes
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    Died March 2, 1960
    (aged 69)