Adair, John

Adair, John

(ədâr`), 1757–1840, American pioneer in Kentucky, b. North Carolina. He went into the Kentucky country in 1786 and became famous as an Indian fighter and as a political leader. In the War of 1812War of 1812,
armed conflict between the United States and Great Britain, 1812–15. It followed a period of great stress between the two nations as a result of the treatment of neutral countries by both France and England during the French Revolutionary and Napoleonic Wars,
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 he was a commander of Kentucky volunteers in the battle of New OrleansNew Orleans
, city (2006 pop. 187,525), coextensive with Orleans parish, SE La., between the Mississippi River and Lake Pontchartrain, 107 mi (172 km) by water from the river mouth; founded 1718 by the sieur de Bienville, inc. 1805.
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. As governor of Kentucky (1820–24) he adopted a vigorous program of internal improvement to fight hard times. He was (1831–33) a member of the House of Representatives.
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ADAIR, JOHN (1996), Effective motivation: How to get extraordinary results from everyone.
ADAIR, JOHN (1997), Effective leadership master class: What every Manager can learn from the great leaders London.
Soon afterwards he fled with Shankill loyalists including Gina Adair, John White, Jackie Thompson, Sham and Herbie Millar and others in the bloodless purge of C Company's Lower Shankill stronghold.