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Bert Anthony Adams
Louisiana State Representative
for Vernon Parish

In office
Preceded by F. E. Hernandez
Succeeded by Two-member district:

E. Holman Jones
Buddy Leach

Personal details
Born (1916-10-23)October 23, 1916
Beauregard Parish
Louisiana, USA
Died February 3, 2003(2003-02-03) (aged 86)
Resting place Leesville Cemetery in Leesville, Louisiana
Political party Democratic
Spouse(s) Bernice Carnell Parker Adams
Children Bert William "Skipper" Adams (deceased)
Lynn Dell Pynes
Gayle Shaw
Residence Leesville, Louisiana
Military service
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.[1]

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.[2]

Adams won his second term in the Democratic primary election held on December 5, 1959.[3]

Adams was predeceased by his wife, the former Bernice Carnell Parker (1916-2001). The couple had a son, Bert William "Skipper" Adams (1942-1964),[4] 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.[2]

References[edit | edit source]

  1. "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. 
  2. 2.0 2.1 "Bert Adams". usgwarchives.net. February 5, 2003. http://files.usgwarchives.net/la/vernon/obits/ldl03.txt. Retrieved October 22, 2014. 
  3. The Shreveport Times, December 7, 1959, p. 2-A
  4. "Leesville Cemetery". cemeteries-of-tx.com. http://www.cemeteries-of-tx.com/Louisiana/Vernon/cemetery/Leesville.htm. Retrieved October 22, 2014. 
Unrecognised parameter
Preceded by
F. E. Hernandez
Louisiana State Representative for Vernon Parish
1956 – 1968
Succeeded by
Two-member district:

Claude Leach
E. Holman Jones

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