George Thornton Fleming, Pittsburgh and Environs, (New York: American Historical Society, 1922); also: Smull's Legislative Hand Book and Manual of the State of Pennsylvania, 1910.
James Lee Adams (R45) Allegheny (Part) County 1909-1912
James Lee Adams; born, May 27,1873 farm, Coraopolis, Allegheny County, Pennsylvania; son of William and Emma Butler Adams; Slippery Rock State Normal School (now Slippery Rock University of Pennsylvania), 1898; attended, law, Western University of Pennsylvania (now University of Pittsburgh); lawyer, 1906-1946; elected, Republican, Pennsylvania State House of Representatives, 1907- resigned, 1909; elected, Republican, Pennsylvania State Senate, 1909-1912; Four-Minute man, World War I; examiner, Pennsylvania Public Utilities Commission; married, Elise M. Campbell Adams, 1917; died, April 20, 1946 (age 72 years, 328 days), Mount Lebanon, Allegheny County, Pennsylvania; interment, Allegheny County Memorial Park, Allison Park, Allegheny County, Pennsylvania.
Professional titles; business ownership; board memberships; local government; club memberships:
Episcopalian. Member, Freemasons; Shriners.
Elected, Republican, Pennsylvania State House of Representatives, 1907-1909; resigned, November 16, 1909.
Elected, Republican, Pennsylvania State Senate, 45th district, Allegheny (Part) County; elected, November 2, 1909; to fill vacancy caused by death of Honorable John W. Crawford, June 30, 1909; served, 1909-1912; committee assignments, Congressional Apportionment, Judiciary General, Pensions and Gratuities (Chairman), Pensions and Gratuities.
Pennsylvania House of Representatives Biography:
Member, Pennsylvania Panama Pacific Exposition Commission, representing Pennsylvania, Panama-Pacific Exposition, San Francisco.
Appointed, Governor Martin Grove Brumbaugh, special commission of five, attend the dedication, Pennsylvania State building, held March 18, 1915, Exposition Grounds, San Francisco, made an address at the dedication of the building.
The Pennsylvania Manual, (1912). Miller, H.P., (Compiler). Baker, W.H., (Assistant Compiler). Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, pages 1004, 1010-1013, Biographical Sketches of Senators, page 980.