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  Adams, Stephen
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AffiliationDemocratic   
NameStephen Adams
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, Mississippi , United States
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Born October 17, 1807
DiedMay 01, 1857 (49 years)
ContributorThomas Walker
Last ModifedRBH
Feb 05, 2013 01:19pm
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InfoADAMS, Stephen, a Representative and a Senator from Mississippi; born in the Pendleton District, S.C., October 17, 1807; moved with his parents to Franklin County, Tenn., in 1812; attended the public schools; studied law; admitted to the bar in 1829; member of the State senate 1833-1834; moved to Aberdeen, Miss., in 1834 and commenced the practice of law; circuit court judge 1837-1845; elected as a Democrat to the Twenty-ninth Congress (March 4, 1845-March 3, 1847); again became judge of the circuit court in 1848; member of the State house of representatives in 1850; delegate to the State constitutional convention in 1851; elected as a Democrat to the United States Senate on February 19, 1852, to fill the vacancy caused by the resignation of Jefferson Davis and served from March 17, 1852, to March 3, 1857; chairman, Committee on Retrenchment (Thirty-third and Thirty-fourth Congresses); moved to Memphis, Tenn. and resumed the practice of law; died in Memphis, Tenn., May 1, 1857; interment in Elmwood Cemetery.


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  03/16/1852 MS US Senate - Appointment Won 100.00% (+100.00%)
  06/01/1846 MS - At Large Won 33.33% (+0.00%)
  11/04/1845 MS - At Large Won 16.42% (-0.21%)
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  12/22/1846 MS - At Large Special Election Won 0.00% (-47.30%)
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