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Charles Henry Adams

Charles Henry Adams (April 10, 1824 – December 15, 1902) was a United States Representative from New York. Born in Coxsackie, he attended the public schools, studied law, was admitted to the bar about 1845 and commenced practice in New York Citymarker. He moved to Cohoesmarker in 1850 and in 1851 was appointed with rank of colonel to Governor Washington Hunt's staff in 1851. He was a member of the New York Assembly in 1858 and engaged in the manufacture of knit underwear, and in banking. He retired from active business in 1870 and served as first mayor of Cohoes, holding office from 1870 to 1872. He was a delegate to the Republican National Convention at Philadelphiamarker in 1872 and served in the New York Senate in 1872 and 1873.

Adams was United States commissioner from New York to the Vienna Exposition in 1873, and was elected as a Republican to the Forty-fourth Congress, holding office from March 4, 1875 to March 3, 1877. He was an unsuccessful candidate for renomination in 1876 and resumed banking in Cohoes until 1892, when he retired from active business pursuits and moved to New York City, where he died in 1902. Interment was in Woodlawn Cemeterymarker.


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