|Bert Anthony Adams|
|Louisiana State Representative|
for Vernon Parish
|Preceded by||F. E. Hernandez|
|Succeeded by||Two-member district:|
|Born||October 23, 1916|
|Died||February 3, 2003(aged 86)|
|Resting place||Leesville Cemetery in Leesville, Louisiana|
|Spouse(s)||Bernice Carnell Parker Adams|
|Children||Bert William "Skipper" Adams (deceased)|
Lynn Dell Pynes
|Service/branch||United States Army|
Louisiana National Guard
|Rank||Staff sergeant to second lieutenant on battlefield|
National Guard Captain
|Battles/wars||World War II and Korean War|
Bert Anthony Adams (October 23, 1916 – February 3, 2003) was from 1956 to 1968 a Democratic member of the Louisiana House of Representatives from Leesville in Vernon Parish in western Louisiana.
Born in DeRidder in Beauregard Parish, Adams was a decorated United States Army veteran of World War II and the Korean War. In addition to the Bronze Star Medal for bravery, he received five Battle Stars and a Battlefield Commission. He was a company commander of the Louisiana National Guard, from which he was discharged with the rank of captain.
Adams won his second term in the Democratic primary election held on December 5, 1959.
Adams was predeceased by his wife, the former Bernice Carnell Parker (1916-2001). The couple had a son, Bert William "Skipper" Adams (1942-1964), and two surviving daughters, Lynn Dell Pynes and husband, Ray, of Leesville, and Gayle Shaw and husband, Charles, of Jacksonville, Texas. Adams, his wife, and son are interred at the Leesville Cemetery.
References[edit | edit source]
- "Membership in the Louisiana House of Representatives, 1812-2016: Vernon Parish". house.louisiana.gov. Archived from the original on October 6, 2014. https://web.archive.org/web/20141006105414/http://house.louisiana.gov/H_PDFdocs/HouseMembership_History_CURRENT.pdf. Retrieved October 22, 2014.
- "Bert Adams". usgwarchives.net. February 5, 2003. http://files.usgwarchives.net/la/vernon/obits/ldl03.txt. Retrieved October 22, 2014.
- The Shreveport Times, December 7, 1959, p. 2-A
- "Leesville Cemetery". cemeteries-of-tx.com. http://www.cemeteries-of-tx.com/Louisiana/Vernon/cemetery/Leesville.htm. Retrieved October 22, 2014.
F. E. Hernandez
|Louisiana State Representative for Vernon Parish
1956 – 1968
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