|E. Ross Adair|
|Member of the United States House of Representatives|
January 3, 1951 – January 3, 1971
|Preceded by||Edward H. Kruse|
|Succeeded by||J. Edward Roush|
|United States Ambassador to Ethiopia|
|Born||December 14, 1907|
|Died||May 5, 1983 (aged 75)|
Fort Wayne, Indiana
|Alma mater||Hillsdale College, A.B.|
George Washington University Law School, J.D.
Edwin Ross Adair (December 14, 1907 – May 5, 1983) was a U.S. Representative from Indiana.
Early life[edit | edit source]
Born in Albion, Indiana, Adair attended grade and high schools in that city. He graduated from Hillsdale College in Michigan, A.B., 1928, and from George Washington University Law School, Washington, D.C., LL.B., 1933.
He was admitted to the Indiana bar in 1933 and commenced the practice of law in Fort Wayne, Indiana. He served as probate commissioner of Allen County, Indiana from 1940 to 1950. During World War II, he was called to active duty as a second lieutenant in the Quartermaster Corps Reserve in September 1941 and served until October 1945.
U.S. Representative[edit | edit source]
Adair was elected as a Republican from Indiana's 4th congressional district to the Eighty-second and to the nine succeeding Congresses (January 3, 1951 – January 3, 1971). Adair voted in favor of the Civil Rights Acts of 1957, 1960, 1964, and 1968, and the Voting Rights Act of 1965. He was an unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 1970 to the Ninety-second Congress. He served as the United States Ambassador to Ethiopia from 1971 to 1974.
He resumed the practice of law in Fort Wayne, Indiana, where he resided until his death there, May 5, 1983. He was interred at Greenlawn Memorial Park and Mausoleum in Fort Wayne.
See also[edit | edit source]
References[edit | edit source]
- "HR 6127. CIVIL RIGHTS ACT OF 1957.". GovTrack.us. https://www.govtrack.us/congress/votes/85-1957/h42.
- "HR 8601. PASSAGE.". https://www.govtrack.us/congress/votes/86-1960/h102.
- "H.R. 7152. PASSAGE.". https://www.govtrack.us/congress/votes/88-1964/h128.
- "TO PASS H.R. 2516, A BILL TO ESTABLISH PENALTIES FOR INTERFERENCE WITH CIVIL RIGHTS. INTERFERENCE WITH A PERSON ENGAGED IN ONE OF THE 8 ACTIVITIES PROTECTED UNDER THIS BILL MUST BE RACIALLY MOTIVATED TO INCUR THE BILL'S PENALTIES.". https://www.govtrack.us/congress/votes/90-1967/h113.
- "TO PASS H.R. 6400, THE 1965 VOTING RIGHTS ACT.". https://www.govtrack.us/congress/votes/89-1965/h87.
- This article incorporates public domain material from the Biographical Directory of the United States Congress website http://bioguide.congress.gov.
- E at the Biographical Directory of the United States Congress
- E. Ross Adair at Find a Grave
|United States House of Representatives|
Edward H. Kruse
|Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Indiana's 4th congressional district
1951 – 1971
J. Edward Roush
William O. Hall
|United States Ambassador to Ethiopia
Thomas W. McElhiney
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