John Adams Edit Profile
He studied law, and taught school in Durham.
He was admitted to the bar in 1805, and began to practice in Durham. He was Surrogate of Greene County, New York from 1810 to 1811. In April 1814, he ran as a Federalist for the 14th United States Congress, and was declared elected due to a mistake made by the deputy county clerk who had transcribed the returns.
Credentials were issued by the Secretary of State of New York, but Adams did not take or claim the seat. Adams was elected as a Jacksonian to the 23rd Congress, and served from March 4, 1833 to March 3, 1835. Afterwards he resumed his law practice in Catskill.
He also became a director of the Canajoharie and Catskill Railroad in 1835. He was buried at the Thomson Street Cemetery in Catskill.
Member of New York State Assembly 1812, 13. Member United States Ho.