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Andrew Adams

Andrew Adams, American Continental congressman, jurist. member upper house Connecticut General Assembly, 1776-1777, 82-89; member Connecticut Council of Safety.

Background

  • Adams, Andrew was born on December 11, 1736 in Stratford, Connecticut, United States. Son of Samuel and Mary (Fairchild) Adams.

  • Education

    • Bachelor of Arts, Yale College, 1760, honorary Doctor of Laws, 1796.

    Career

    • Admitted to Connecticut bar, 1763. Member upper house Connecticut General Assembly, 1776-1777, 82-89. Member Connecticut Council of Safety.

      Commissioned major, later colonel Connecticut Militia. Appointed delegate to Continental Congress, 1777. Signer Articles of Confederation.

      Associate judge Connecticut Superior Court, 1789, chief justice, 1793-1797.

    Membership

    Member upper house Connecticut General Assembly, 1776-1777, 82-89. Member Connecticut Council of Safety.

    Connections

    • Married Eunice Canfield.
    • father: Samuel Adams
    • mother: Mary (Fairchild) Adams
    • spouse: Eunice Canfield.
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    Born December 11, 1736
    Died November 26, 1797
    (aged 60)
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