Adams, George Zaccheus, son of Charles and Nancy (Robbins) Adams, was born at Chelmsford, Middlesex County, April 23, 1833.
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Previous to the age of fourteen he was educated in the public schools of his native town, when he went for one year to the academy at Westford. At the age of sixteen he went to Phillips Academy, Andover, where he remained three years, and at which institution he was prepared for college. Graduating from Phillips Academy in 1852, he entered Harvard, where he graduated in 1856, and then came to Boston and entered the office of Mr. Oliver Stevens, the present district attorney. After remaining there one year he entered the Harvard law school, where he remained one year, and then returned to Mr. Stevens’s office for three years, and then opened an office of his own in Boston, where he has practiced ever since.
He was married September 16, 1861, to Joanna F., daughter of Charles and Joan F. (Hager) Davenport. They have three children; Georgie F., Walter D. and Charles Z. Adams.
In July, 1882, Mr. Adams was appointed by Governor Long special justice of the municipal court of the city of Boston, and has since been tendered a permanent eat upon the bench of said court, which he declined.
Mr. Adams has refused all offices of a political nature, preferring to devote the whole of his time and energy to his profession.