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John Jay Adams

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John J. Adams (1860–1926) was an American lawyer and judge. He served as the 5th Dean of the Ohio State University Moritz College of Law from 1909 to 1926. Early life Adams was a practitioner at the Muskingum County bar and for six years judge of the Judicial Circuit of Ohio, he was born on 18 November 1860, on his father's farm (Prospect Place) near Dresden, Ohio, his parents being the late George Willison and Mary J. R. Adams. His primary education was obtained in the district schools and was continued in the High School at Dresden and Zanesville, Ohio, being graduated from the latter institution with the class of June 1875. His more specifically literary education was acquired in Kenyon College, at Gambier, Ohio, which he entered in the fall of 1875, completing the course there by graduation with the class of 1879. Through the succeeding three years he engaged in teaching in Harcourt Place Academy, at Gambier, Ohio, a private boarding school for boys, and in September 1
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