Thomas ADAMS, Congress, VA (1730-1788)


ADAMS, Thomas, a Delegate from Virginia; born in New Kent County, Va., in 1730; attended the common schools; clerk of Henrico County; journeyed to England in 1762 and attended to his extensive business interests there until 1774; returned before the Revolutionary War; member of the Virginia House of Burgesses and signed the Articles of Association May 27, 1774; chairman of the New Kent County Committee of Safety in 1774; Member of the Continental Congress in 1778 and 1779; a signer of the Articles of Confederation; moved to Augusta County, Va., in 1780; member of the State senate 1783-1786; died on his estate, “Cowpasture,” in Augusta County, Va., in August 1788.

Source: Biographical Directory of the United States Congress, 1771-Present