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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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