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Joseph Peter Adams was American lawyer, consultant. Bar: Washington 1932, District of Columbia 1953. Decorated Legion of Merit with Combat V for Okinawa campaign; recipient Golden Eagle award Society Senior Aerospace Executives, 1993.


Adams, Joseph Peter was born on November 15, 1907 in Seattle, Washington, United States. Son of Joseph and Selma Margaret (Peterson) Adams.


Bachelor of Arts Washington, 1928. JDcar, University Washington, 1932. Graduate naval aviator, United States Naval Air Station, Pensacola, Florida, 1930.


Practiced, Seattle, 1932-1940;first director aerospace, State of Washington, 1946-1949;member, Civil Aeronautics Board, 1951-1956;vice chairman, Civil Aeronautics Board, 1955-1956;aviation consultant, Senate Commerce CommitteeMember, National Advisory Committee for Aeronautics, 1952-1956;executive director, general counsel, Association Local Transport Airlines, Washington, 1957-1973;federal affairs counsel, Association Local Transport Airlines, 1973-1980.


  • Bar: Washington 1932, District of Columbia 1953.


Charter member National Capital Democratic Club. Trustee United States Naval Aviation Museum Foundation, Pensacola. Served as captain United States Marine Corps Reserve, 1929-1940.

Released from World World War II as colonel Reserve aviation, 1946. Promoted to brigadier general 1959. Member United States Marine Corps Reserve Officers Association (life), Marine Corps League, National Aero.Assn.

(Elder Statesman of Aviation 1984), Cosmos Club, Aero Club Washington (president 1962), National Aviation Club (award for achievment 1970), Wings Club (New York City), Executive Club, Pensacola Country Club, Legion of Honor of Order of DeMolay, Sigma Alpha Epsilon, Phi Delta Phi.


Married Margaret Bare Adams, January 13, 1940 (deceased March 2000). 1 child, Janis Margaret.

Joseph Adams

Selma Margaret (Peterson) Adams

Margaret Bare Adams

Janis Margaret Adams