|HON. WILLIAM P. ADAMS.|
Hon. William P. Adams is
perhaps best known throughout Wyoming by reason of his legislative
service. At this writing, in 1918, he is representing his district in
the general assembly and is taking active concern in the settlement
of many of the vital problems which are today foremost in the public
mind. In business circles he is well known as the senior member of
the firm of Adams & Young, grocers, of Buffalo, and he possesses
the spirit of western enterprise which leads to the successful
accomplishment of his purpose.
He is one of the substantial citizens that Pennsylvania has furnished to Wyoming, his birth having occurred in Huntingdon county, that state, on the 9th of July, 1856. After acquiring a common school education in that county he made his way westward to Colorado in 1878, when a young man of about twenty-two years, and in 1882 he removed to Wyoming, taking up his abode in Buffalo, where 'he entered the employ of Robert Foote, a general merchant, with whom he was closely identified as a clerk for sixteen years. He was ambitious, however, to engage in business on his own account and in 1898 he saw the fulfillment of his hopes in the establishment of a grocery and provision business, which he successfully conducted from the start. After four years he admitted David Young to a partnership, forming the present firm of Adams & Young. They controlled an extensive business which is constantly growing and their enterprise and industry constitute the basic element upon which their gratifying success has been built.
In 1887 Mr. Adams was united in marriage to Miss Eliza Mather, of Buffalo, and to them have been born four children, of whom three are living: George M., who is employed in his father's store as bookkeeper; Ethel, who is teaching music in the graded schools; and Samuel.
Mrs. Adams is a member of the Episcopal church. Fraternally Mr. Adams in connected with Anchor Lodge, No. 7, A. F. & A. M., and with Sheridan Lodge, No. 520, B. P. 0. E. In politics he is a democrat and for a number of years served as a member of the town council of Buffalo, while at the November election of 1916 he was chosen to represent his district in the state legislature, in which important capacity he is now serving. His record measures up to high standards of manhood and citizenship and as a public official he has ever placed the general good before personal aggrandizement and the public welfare before partisanship. His support of a measure is proof of his belief in its efficacy as a factor in advancing the welfare of the state.