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Claris Adams

lawyer , association executive.

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

Background

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.

Career

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.

Membership

Club: Kit Kat (president), Columbus.

Connections

Married Elizabeth Rhodes, July 3, 1942.

father:
Joshua W. Adams

mother:
Minnie (La Motte) Adams

spouse:
Elizabeth Rhodes