John Adam (legislator)

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John Adam (March 7, 1860–?) was an American brewer from Milwaukee who served one term as a People's Party member of the Wisconsin State Assembly.[1]


Adam was born in Dienheim, Hesse-Darmstadt, German Confederation, on March 7, 1860; received a common school in Germany and came to Wisconsin in 1874, and settled at Milwaukee, where he continued his education and resided. He became a brewer.

Elective office[edit]

Adam had held no office until elected to the Assembly in 1886 from the 10th Milwaukee County Assembly district (the 10th Ward of the City of Milwaukee) to succeed Republican Charles Elkert (who was not a candidate for re-election) for the session of 1887. Adam won 1,184 votes to 563 for Republican August Ruggaber and 305 votes for Democrat Charles Nolte.[2] He did not run for re-election in 1888, and was succeeded by Elkert.