Governor Alva Adams

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Alva Adams

Birthdate:
Birthplace: Iowa County, Wisconsin, United States
Death: Died in Michigan, United States
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 Edna Adams; Alva B. Adams, U.S. Senator; Alva Blanchard Adams and Edna Adams
Brother of John Asahel Adams, Jr. and Governor William H. Adams

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About Governor Alva Adams

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alva_Adams_(governor)

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


Settled in CO in 1871. He was elected governor of the state in 1886 and again in 1896.

Colorado Governor. He served as Governor of Colorado from 1887 to 1889, 1897 to 1899, and in 1905. Adams County in Colorado is named after him. His son, Alva Blanchard Adams, served as a United States Senator.

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Governor Alva Adams's Timeline

1850
May 14, 1850
Iowa County, Wisconsin, United States
1873
September 5, 1873
Age 23
September 5, 1873
Age 23
1875
October 29, 1875
Age 25
Del Norte, Rio Grande County, Colorado, United States
October 29, 1875
Age 25
Del Norte, Rio Grande, CO, USA
1922
November 1, 1922
Age 72
Michigan, United States
1922
Age 71
Pueblo, Pueblo County, Colorado, United States