About 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