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Biography of Judge John Q. Adams

JUDGE JOHN Q. ADAMS. This gentleman is the worthy son of a worthy father Lynn Adams, an old pioneer of this section whose sketch appears in this work. Judge Adams was born on December 22, 1858, on the old Adams homestead in this county, and here arrived at man’s estate, having acquired a good education in the district schools and the school of Marshall, as well as that of Rally Hill, Boone County. In 1879 he started out to fight life’s battles for himself and at first was engaged in teaching the “young idea,” and connection with tilling the soil, and these occupations he continued to success-fully follow for five or six years. From the time he attained his majority he was always actively interested in politics, and in 1881 was elected on the Democrat ticket to the office of justice of the peace in Hampton Township, an office he filled with marked ability- for eight years, and in 1892 he was elected to the responsible position of county and probate judge, and is now (1894) a candidate for reelection. Since 1881 he has been almost constantly in office, and in every position to which he has been elected he has faithfully discharged his duties and has shown himself to be in every way capable and efficient. He has been a member of various county conventions and was nominated and elected a delegate to the congressional convention the last time it met. In addition to his official duties he has looked after his farming interests also, and his estate of 180 acres four miles from Yellville is one of...

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