Governor Alva Adams

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Alva Adams

Birthplace: Iowa County, Wisconsin, United States
Death: Died
Place of Burial: Pueblo, Pueblo County, Colorado, United States
Immediate Family:

Son of State Rep. John Asahel Adams and Hannah Eliza Adams
Husband of Ella Charlotte Adams
Father of Alva B. Adams, U.S. Senator
Brother of John A. Adams and Billy Adams, Governor

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About Governor Alva Adams

Alva Adams (May 14, 1850 –November 1, 1922) was an American politician. He was born in Iowa County, Wisconsin. He served as the fifth, tenth and 14th Governor of Colorado from 1887 to 1889, 1897 to 1899, and briefly in 1905. He died in Battle Creek, Michigan.

Adams County, Colorado, is named for Alva Adams, and it's believed the city of Alva, Oklahoma is as well. Alva Adams' younger brother, William Herbert "Billy" Adams also served as Governor of Colorado, 1927-1933. Alva Adams' son, Alva Blanchard Adams, served as United States Senator from Colorado, 1923-1925 and 1933-1941

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Governor Alva Adams's Timeline

May 14, 1850
Iowa County, Wisconsin, United States
October 26, 1872
Age 22
Manitou Springs, El Paso County, Colorado, United States
October 29, 1875
Age 25
Del Norte, Rio Grande, CO, USA
November 1, 1922
Age 72
Pueblo, Pueblo County, Colorado, United States