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Charles Francis Adams III

Charles Francis Adams IIIBorn: 2-Aug-1866
Birthplace: Quincy, MA
Died: 11-Jun-1954
Location of death: Boston, MA
Cause of death: unspecified
Remains: Buried, Mount Wollaston Cemetery, Quincy, MA

Gender: Male
Religion: Unitarian
Race or Ethnicity: White
Sexual orientation: Straight
Occupation: Government, Attorney

Nationality: United States
Executive summary: Secretary of the Navy, 1929-33

Once while eating lunch in the Navy Building cafeteria a motion picture cameramen asked Adams to write something while they filmed him. He pulled out a pen, thought, and proceeded to write "This is hell...this is hell...this is hell..."

Father: Charles Francis Adams, Jr.
Mother: Fanny Crowninshield
Wife: Frances Lovering (daughter of Congressman William Lovering, m. 1899)
Son: Charles Francis Adams IV (former president of Raytheon)
Daughter: Catherine Adams Morgan (daughter-in-law of J. Pierpont Morgan)

    University: Harvard University (1888)
    University: Harvard Law School (1892)
    Administrator: Treasurer, Harvard Corporation (1894-1929)
    Administrator: President, Board of Overseers, Harvard University (1930-43)

    US Secretary of the Navy (1929-33)
    Mayor of Quincy, MA (1896-97)
    Member of the Board of New York, New Haven and Hartford Railroad (as Chairman, 1951)
    Boston Community Fund President (1935-47)
    Massachusetts Bar Association 1893
    Alpha Delta Phi Fraternity
    English Ancestry

Appears on the cover of:
Time, 4-Nov-1946, DETAILS: Boston's Charles Francis Adams


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