Samuel Adams
Historical Figure
Nationality: United States (born a British subject)
Date of Birth: 1722
Date of Death: 1803
Cause of Death: Natural causes
Religion: Congregationalist
Occupation: Business owner Pamphleteer
Spouse: Elizabeth Checkley ( 1757)
Elizabeth Wells
Relatives: John Adams (second cousin)
Political Party: Democratic-Republican Party (1790s)
Political Office(s): Governor of Massachusetts
Turtledove Appearances:
The Two Georges
POD: c. mid-1760s
Type of Appearance: Posthumous reference
Nationality: North American Union

Samuel Adams (September 27, 1722 – October 2, 1803) was an American statesman, politician, writer and political philosopher, brewer, and one of the Founding Fathers of the United States. Adams was instrumental in garnering the support of the colonies for rebellion against the Kingdom of Great Britain, which eventually began the American Revolution, and was also one of the key architects of the principles of American republicanism that shaped American political culture. He was the second cousin of John Adams.

In popular culture he is known as the namesake of a brand of ale.

Samuel Adams in The Two GeorgesEdit

Samuel Adams had made a name for himself as a critic of the policies of the British government. He was part of the North American delegation led by George Washington to the court of King George III to settle the conflicts between the colonies and the mother country. This meeting led to the founding of the North American Union.

Adams was among those depicted in the painting, The Two Georges.[1]

Adams' cousin John Adams was the namesake of a popular brand of ale.[2]


  1. The Two Georges, pgs. 28-29, MPB.
  2. Ibid., p. 242, HC.
Political offices
Preceded by
John Hancock
Governor of Massachusetts
Succeeded by
Increase Sumner

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