Sherman Adams

Sherman A. Adams ( born January 8, 1899 in East Dover, Windham County, Vermont, † October 27, 1986 in Hanover, New Hampshire) was an American politician who by his position as chief of staff of the White House under President Dwight D. Eisenhower was known. Adams ' only 18 -year career culminated also in his election as governor of the U.S. state of New Hampshire. Adams lost his position in the White House finally in the result of a donation scandal.


Born in the State of Vermont, Adams attended private schools in Providence (Rhode Iceland ). He graduated in 1920 from Dartmouth College, after he had served in 1918 for a short time in the United States Marine Corps. He then began a career in the wood business, first in Head Ville, Vermont, then in a timber and paper company in Lincoln. In addition, he ran banking transactions.

Adams came through his office as a Republican parliamentarians, 1941 to 1944 it belonged to the House of Representatives from New Hampshire on in the American federal politics. In 1944, he served there as the " Speaker of the House". Then he was for a time in the U.S. House of Representatives worked (1945-1947), where he was defeated in the nomination of the Republican candidate for governor of New Hampshire Charles M. Dale 1946. In 1948, he finally achieved this post.

When Adams moved into his office, New Hampshire, suffered considerably under the post-war depression. He pleaded for modesty and frugality in both the private and the state framework. Pensioners shaft makes up today for a significant part of the population of New Hampshire; Adams sat down for an expansion of welfare in favor of the older one, and for legislation that would enable the senior citizens of his state to participate in the " Federal Old Age & Survivors Insurance" (seniors and survivors insurance of the federation). In 1950 he founded a "Committee for the reorganization ", which should encourage reforms in the bureaucracy of his state; Adams formulated in clear demands to the legislature.

His clear and concise manner and his advocacy of thrift were the politician from New Hampshire soon be " Balanced Budget " Group on a symbolic figure of Republican. He was from 1951 to 1952 Chairman of the Conference of the U.S. governors and finally gained the post of "White House Chief of Staff " under the new Republican President, Dwight D. Eisenhower.

Adams took office true very conscientious; so had to be approved each contact with the President through his office. This seemed to many traditional lobbyists Republican strange, and when in 1958 the opportunity arose, to attack Adams ( because he had a gift of a Boston business acquaintance, who was also government contractors, accepted), these forces eventually forced him to resign from his office. He returned it to Lincoln in New Hampshire, where he founded the " Loon Mountain Corporation ", and thus a very important day ski - resort.

Since 1785, he was of the 67 governors of the 40th Masonic.