George W. Adams, of the law firm of Adams & Adams, of Wichita, is a "Hawkeye" by birth, having been born at Moulton, Iowa, Sept. 15, 1860, a son of John Emmons Adams, a farmer who was born in Wooster, Wayne county, Ohio, May 2, 1816, and who removed with his family from Ohio to Iowa in 1856, and died in the latter state, Oct. 7, 1875. (See sketch of John W. Adams). He was reared in Moulton, Iowa, and in the schools of that place he received his early education. While yet a mere youth of sixteen years he became a teacher in the public schools and taught eight terms in all in the vicinity of Moulton, attending the Moulton Normal High School during the periods intervening between school terms. While engaged in the capacity of teacher he devoted his spare time to the study of law, and on Jan. 17, 1880, several months before his twentieth birthday, he was admitted to the bar at Centerville, Iowa. On Sept. 3, 1880, he began the practice of law at Farmington, Iowa, continuing there until Sept. 1, 1884, when he removed to Wichita. Ever since that date, or for more than a quarter of a century, he has been a practicing lawyer at the Wichita bar, and since Jan. 1, 1887, he has been the junior of the firm of Adams & Adams, his partner being his elder brother, John W. Adams, who gave up the practice of law in Iowa to come here and become the legal associate of his brother. The firm of Adams & Adams is today not only one of the ablest law firms in Wichita, but it takes high rank among the most distinguished legal partnerships of the state. Both men being trained and skilled lawyers, as well as high-bred, high-minded gentlemen, they have stamped their impress on the legal history of both county and state. Each has for himself made an imperishable name as a man of correct sentiments, strict integrity and unimpeachable high character. The firm of Adams & Adams occupies a handsome suite of offices at No. 502 New Schweiter Building, where it has one of the best equipped legal libraries in the State of Kansas.
On May 6, 1891, George W. Adams married Miss Lulu Lee, then residing in Wichita, but a native of Anderson, Ind. They have two children, Marceil, born March 14, 1892, and George L., born Sept. 20, 1901. Politically, George W. Adams is a Republican. He has spent six years in the service of the city, having been city treasurer two years and city attorney four years. Aside from this he has never been a candidate for office. He is a member of the Sedgwick County Bar Association; the Wichita Chamber of Commerce; and the Masonic lodge. A man of sturdy build and of rugged constitution, he has never been sick a day in his life. His good humor and geniality are such, that when coupled with his kindly nature and true heartedness, one instinctively feels that it is a pleasure to know him, and knowing him, he ever after desires to keep him as a friend. His rugged honesty and sincerity of purpose are such as to convince all that he says only that which he firmly believes, and he supports only that which his earnest convictions tell him is right and just. Straightforward and upright in all things, George W. Adams is a distinct success as a lawyer, and he measures up to a high standard of true American citizenship.Pages 1217-1218 from volume III, part 2 of Kansas: a cyclopedia of state history, embracing events, institutions, industries, counties, cities, towns, prominent persons, etc. ... / with a supplementary volume devoted to selected personal history and reminiscence. Standard Pub. Co. Chicago : 1912. 3 v. in 4. : front., ill., ports.; 28 cm. Vols. I-II edited by Frank W. Blackmar. Transcribed December 2002 by Carolyn Ward. This volume is identified at the Kansas State Historical Society as microfilm LM195. It is a two-part volume 3.
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