E. Ross Adair

U.S. Congressperson

1907 – 1983

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Who was E. Ross Adair?

Edwin Ross Adair was a U.S. Representative from Indiana.

Born in Albion, Indiana, Adair attended grade and high schools in that city. He graduated from Hillsdale College in Michigan, A.B., 1928, and from George Washington University Law School, Washington, D.C., LL.B., 1933.

He was admitted to the Indiana bar in 1933 and commenced the practice of law in Fort Wayne, Indiana. He served as probate commissioner of Allen County, Indiana from 1940 to 1950. During World War II, he was called to active duty as a second lieutenant in the Quartermaster Corps Reserve in September 1941 and served until October 1945.

Adair was elected as a Republican to the Eighty-second and to the nine succeeding Congresses. He was an unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 1970 to the Ninety-second Congress. He served as the United States Ambassador to Ethiopia from 1971 to 1974.

He resumed the practice of law in Fort Wayne, Indiana, where he resided until his death there, May 5, 1983. He was interred at Greenlawn Memorial Park and Mausoleum in Fort Wayne.

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Dec 14, 1907
Noble County
  • United States of America
  • George Washington University
May 5, 1983

on July 23, 2013


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