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Biographical Sketch of Adams, George A.

Adams, George A., son of Gardner and Eunice R. (Darling) Adams, was born in Springfield, Hampden County, April 3, 1850.

His early education was received in the public schools of Franklin, and in the private high school at Walpole. He fitted college in Dean Academy, Franklin, and entered Tufts in the class of 1873, but was unable to complete the course on account of a servere accident received in college.

He taught school two years under Prof. L. L. Burrington, Goddard Seminary, Barre, Vt.; studied law and was admitted to the bar, May 8, 1873, at Dedham, Norfolk county; began practice of law in Attleborough, July 25, 1873, where he has continued in legal practice until the present time.

Mr. Adams was married in Franklin, November 30, 1871, to Clara I., daughter of Horace M. and Sarah M. (Cole) Gowen. Of this union were two children; May S. and Charles G. Adams.

Mr. Adams is past noble grand, I. O. O. F.; member of the Knights of Pythias and Royal Arcanum, and 1st lieutenant, company I, 5th regiment Massachusetts volunteer militia.

He has been seven years a member of the school board, a portion of that time chairman, resigning his position on the board in 1880. He was a member of the House of Representatives in 1884 and ’85; serving on the committee on probate and insolvency in 1884; chairman of the House committee on labor, and clerk of the judiciary committee in 1885. He is at present one of the board of selectmen of Attleborough, and chairman of the board of health. He is also chairman of the prudential committee of the fire district. In 1872 he cast his first vote for U. S. Grant, and has ever since been identified with the Republican party.

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