ADAMS, Robert, Jr., (1849 - 1906)


Collection of the U.S. House of Representatives
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ADAMS, Robert, Jr., a Representative from Pennsylvania; born in Philadelphia, Pa., February 26, 1849; attended Doctor Fairies Physical Institute, Philadelphia, Pa., and was graduated from the University of Pennsylvania at Philadelphia in 1869; studied law; was admitted to the bar April 27, 1872, and practiced; member of the United States Geological Survey during the explorations of Yellowstone Park 1871-1875; member of the State militia 1881-1895; served in the State senate 1883-1886; was graduated from the Wharton School of Economy and Finance of the University of Pennsylvania in 1884; appointed United States Minister to Brazil on April 1, 1889, and served until June 1, 1890, when he resigned; elected as a Republican to the Fifty-third Congress to fill the vacancy caused by the death of Charles O’Neill; reelected to the Fifty-fourth and to the five succeeding Congresses and served from December 19, 1893, until his death in Washington, D.C., June 1, 1906; interment in Laurel Hill Cemetery, Philadelphia, Pa.