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Biography of Charles Francis Adams


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Adams, Charles Francis, history writer, born in Boston, May 27, 1835, son of C. F. Adams. Graduated at Harvard, 1856; admitted to bar, 1858. Served in Union Army through Civil War; brevetted brigadier-general, United States Army, 1865. Became identified with railway interests: appointed member board of railway commissioners of Massachusetts, 1869; president Union Pacific Railway, 1884-90. President Massachusetts Historical Society, 1895. Author: "Chapters on Erie and Other Essays," "Railroads, Their Origin and Problems," "Notes on Railway Accidents," "Massachusetts, Its Historians and Its History," "Three Episodes of Massachusetts History," "Life of Charles Francis Adams," "Richard Henry Dana, A Biography," "A College of Fetich," "Lee at Appomattox," and other papers. Died, 1915.