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Adams,

town (1990 pop. 9,445), Berkshire co., NW Mass., in the Berkshires, on the Hoosic River; inc. 1778. Its manufactures include chemicals, textiles, and paper products. The Berkshire region attracts tourists year-round. A Society of Friends meeting house (built 1782) is the site of annual Quaker meetings. Susan B. AnthonyAnthony, Susan Brownell,
1820–1906, American reformer and leader of the woman-suffrage movement, b. Adams, Mass.; daughter of Daniel Anthony, Quaker abolitionist. From the age of 17, when she was a teacher in rural New York state, she agitated for equal pay for women
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 was born in Adams.

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1. Gerry, full name Gerrard Adams. born 1948, Northern Ireland politician; president of Sinn Féin from 1983: negotiated the Irish Republican Army ceasefires in 1994--96 and 1997
2. Henry (Brooks). 1838--1918, US historian and writer. His works include Mont Saint Michel et Chartres (1913) and his autobiography The Education of Henry Adams (1918)
3. John. 1735--1826, second president of the US (1797--1801); US ambassador to Great Britain (1785--88); helped draft the Declaration of Independence (1776)
4. John Coolidge. born 1947, US composer; works include the operas Nixon in China (1987) and The Death of Klinghoffer (1991)
5. John Couch. 1819--92, British astronomer who deduced the existence and position of the planet Neptune
6. John Quincey. son of John Adams. 1767--1848, sixth president of the US (1825--29); secretary of state (1817--25)
7. Richard. born 1920, British author; his novels include Watership Down (1972), The Plague Dogs (1977), and Traveller (1988)
8. Samuel. 1722--1803, US revolutionary leader; one of the organizers of the Boston Tea Party; a signatory of the Declaration of Independence

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a mountain in SW Washington, in the Cascade Range. Height: 3751 m (12 307 ft.)
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The culmination of that approach was the Hume-Adams initiative in April 1993, when he and Gerry Adams issued a joint statement, the essence of which was the right of "the Irish people as a whole.
Adams proclaimed himself a "radical atheist," explaining that the use of the term "radical" was meant to clarify that he wasn't agnostic and that he had thought quite seriously about his views.
The biggest challenge is how do you make a major symphony orchestra present a Minimalism festival for two weeks,'' says Adams.
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For several years after the 1770 Boston Massacre, Hancock took a less active role in patriot politics while he tended his neglected business, and his relationship with Samuel Adams seemed to cool for awhile.
Adams makes a passionate case for the style and content of his work on the foundation that his photographs are his way of expressing himself artistically.
Team interactions were comparatively ad hoc, what Adams describes as "Come over to my pod and tell me what you think" sessions that would happen during the development.
In a few years Adams went from a small-town lawyer, best known for successfully defending the Redcoat soldiers accused of killing colonists in a riot organized by his cousin Samuel Adams, to the floor leader of pro-independence legislators at the Continental Congress in Philadelphia.
Adams' background: An admitted "C" student from the projects in Jacksonville, Florida, Adams landed a football scholarship to Morris Brown College in Atlanta.
We assured ourselves that his requirements met the scope of data warehousing solutions," said Adams.