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Adam The Right Hon William

Adam, The Right Hon. William, a lawyer and politician, born in Scotland in 1751. He entered Parliament in 1774, fought a duel with Fox in 1779, but remained the close friend and ally of that statesman in his struggle against the suppression of public liberty. He had a considerable practice at the Bar, and was one of the managers of the Warren Hastings trial. In 1806 he was for a brief period Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster. From 1815 to 1830 he presided over the Scotch Jury Court for trying civil causes, and died in 1839.