Silas Adams

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Silas Adams

Silas Adams (born February 9, 1839 in Pulaski County , Kentucky , † May 5, 1896 in Liberty , Kentucky) was an American politician . Between 1893 and 1895 he represented the state of Kentucky in the US House of Representatives .


As early as 1841 Adams came with his father to Casey County , where he attended public schools. He then studied at Kentucky University in Harrodsburg and Transylvania University in Lexington . During the civil war he rose from first lieutenant to colonel in the Union army . He stayed in the military until December 31, 1864. After completing a law degree at Lexington Law School and being admitted to the bar, he began to work in this profession. He also became district attorney for two terms.

In addition to his legal activities, Adams embarked on a political career as a member of the Republican Party . Between 1889 and 1892 he was an MP in the Kentucky House of Representatives . In 1892 he ran unsuccessfully for the US Senate . In the congressional elections of 1892 he was elected to the US House of Representatives in Washington, DC in the eleventh constituency of Kentucky , where he succeeded John Henry Wilson on March 4, 1893 . In 1894 he ran unsuccessfully as an independent candidate for re-election. Therefore, after only one term in Congress , he had to give up his mandate on March 3, 1895.

After leaving the US House of Representatives, Silas Adams practiced as a lawyer again. He died in Liberty on May 5, 1896 and was buried in Humphrey .

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