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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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After school, his first major break came when be was discovered by Graham Chapman of Monty Python, earning Adams writing credits for several sketches on Monty Python's Flying Circus and a sketch on the album for Monty Python anal the Holy Grail.
In addition, Adams has reached out to Europe, giving ample attention to the works of Dutch composer Louis Andreissen and Estonian composer Arvo Part, who is often described (along with John Tavener and Henryk Gorecki) as a ``holy'' or ``spiritual'' Minimalist.
The controversy over using the Adams Mine for Toronto's garbage, which has flared for 13 years, threatened to burn again in mid-November when the numbered company planning to develop the Adams Mine landfill was granted preliminary approval by the Ministry of Environment to begin pumping millions of litres of water a day over the next two years to pave the way for construction preparation on the site next spring.
Like John Adams, John Hancock was born in the Massachusetts town of Braintree in the section abutting Boston (later called Quincy).
However, by way of Baichwal's structural skills, the film manages to transcend the cliches of the biopic formula so that Adams emerges as a fascinating case study for issues central to the politics and ethics of ethnography.
Besides being something of a mythic character to Pontiac Trans-Am owners (see box, Mistakes Along the Way"), Herb Adams is an engineer at American Axle & Manufacturing (AAM; Detroit, MI).
Adams himself endlessly fretted that he might be ignored by posterity.
Adams is one of six executive vice presidents at $6 billion Atlanta-based First Data, which is comprised of Western Union, First Data Merchant Services, and First Data Resources (FDR).
We assured ourselves that his requirements met the scope of data warehousing solutions," said Adams.