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George E. Adams letter

 Collection — Box: 1
Identifier: MS-SC3

Scope and Contents

Letter to Benjamin Perley Poore, Washington, D.C., October 26, 1883, containing biographical data meant for publication in the Congressional Directory.


  • Created: 1883


Biographical / Historical

George E. Adams (1840-1917) moved to Chicago, IL in 1853 and later attended Harvard University (1860). During the American Civil War he enlisted in the 1st Illinois Light Artillery Regiment. He later earned his law degree, practiced law in Chicago and entered politics. A Republican, Adams was an Illinois State Senator (1880-1883) and represented his Chicago district in the U.S. House of Representatives (1883-1891).


1 folder (1 folder: .5 linear inches (.042 linear feet))

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