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Andrew Adams

Continental congressman , jurist

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.