Shriners; Independent Order of Odd Fellows. Associate Graduates, United States Military Academy Club: Rotary.
C. Elected Member, State Legislature, Tennessee, 1901-1902, since 1929. Elected State Senator, Tennessee, 1903-1905, 1911-1913. Author of laws legalizing Primaries in State.
Also abolishing saloons from State, known as Adams Law. Chairman, Committee on Penal Institute, and Chairman, Committee on Ed.