The Road to Civil War

Green Adams

(August 20, 1812 — January 18, 1884) Green Adams, (uncle of George Madison Adams), a Representative from Kentucky; born in Barbourville, Knox County, Ky., August 20, 1812; pursued preparatory studies; studied law; was admitted to the bar and practiced; member of the State house of representatives in 1839; presidential elector on the Whig ticket in 1844; elected as a Whig to the Thirtieth Congress (March 4, 1847-March 3, 1849); was not a candidate for renomination in 1848; judge of the circuit court of Kentucky 1851-1856; elected as the candidate of the Opposition Party to the Thirty-sixth Congress (March 4, 1859-March 3, 1861); was not a candidate for renomination in 1860; Sixth Auditor of the Treasury Department from April 17, 1861, to October 26, 1864; resumed the practice of law in Philadelphia; died in Philadelphia, Pa., January 18, 1884; interment in West Laurel Hill Cemetery. [Source: “Biographical Directory of the United States Congress, 1774 - Present,” available at]

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