Blacks@Dartmouth 1775 to 1960

Frank William Adams

U.S. Attorney and civic leader in Washington, D.C.

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Dartmouth College

Class of 1916

1925 Howard Univ (LL.B.)

Born  1892  Charleston SC

Died 1978 Washington DC

Quotes from Biographical Sources

Frank W. Adams, clerk of the Municipal Court of the District of Columbia, assigned to Judge James A. Cobb, was appointed an assistant United States attorney Thursday by United States Attorney Leo A. Rover. Mr. Adams will succeed Ernest J. Davis, whose resignation became effective December 1. He will be in charge of gambling prosecutions, including numbers cases.

Mr. Adams was born in New Haven Conn [sic]. He is 36 years old, and is married. He graduated from New Haven High school in 1912, attended Yale University from 1912 to 1913, attended Dartmouth College from 1913 to 1916, and received the degree of Bachelor of Law from Howard University law school in 1925.

He was admitted to the bar of the Supreme Court of the District of Columbia and the Court of Appeals October 11, 1925. He saw service in the World War. He is the treasurer of the Washington bar association, secretary of Mu Lambda chapter of the Alpha Phi Alpha fraternity, and a member of the Masonic Lodge at New Haven.

Frank W. Adams Made Assistant U.S. Attorney. (Dec 21, 1929). New Journal and Guide, p. 7.

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Profile image source: Dartmouth Aegis 1916