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Elmer Bragg Adams, American judge.

Background

Adams, Elmer Bragg was born on October 27, 1842 in Pomfret, Vermont, United States. Son of Jarvis and Eunice (Mitchell) Adams.

Education

Bachelor of Arts, Yale, 1865. (Doctor of Laws, University of Missouri, 1898, also Doctor of Laws, Washington University, 1907).

Career

Went to Georgia under auspices American Union Commission and inaugurated system of free schools for white children at Atlanta and Milledgeville. Returned to Vermont, 1866. Studied law there and at Harvard Law School.

Admitted Vermont bar, 1868. Settled in practice, St. Louis, Missouri, 1868. Judge Circuit Court, St. Louis, 1879-1885, declined re-election and resumed practice.

United States district judge, Eastern District, Missouri, 1895-1905. United States circuit judge, 8th Judicial Circuit, since 1905. Special lecturer on succession and wills, University of Missouri.

Connections

Married Emma Richmond, November 10, 1870.

father:
Jarvis Adams

mother:
Eunice (Mitchell) Adams

spouse:
Emma Richmond