Michael Adams, QC
(August 13, 1845 – January 1, 1899) was a Canadian
Born in Douglastown
, Parish of Newcastle, New Brunswick
, of Irish descent, Adams was educated in Douglastown. He was married twice: first, in 1869, to Miss Catherine L. Patterson, and second, on November 29, 1882, to Miss Nealis. He was called to the Bar of New Brunswick on October 14, 1868, and was appointed a Queen's Counsel
in February 1891.
Adams held a seat in the Legislative Assembly of New Brunswick
from 1870 to 1874, and also from 1878 to 1887. A member of the Executive Council
, he was Surveyor-General
from July 13, 1878 to February 26, 1883. He resigned in 1887 to run for the Canadian House of Commons
, but was defeated in the 1887 federal election
. He was first elected to the House of Commons for the riding of Northumberland
, at the general election held in 1891
, and continued to sit until January 1896, when he was called to the Senate of Canada
, representing the senatorial division
of Northumberland, New Brunswick.
, he died in office in 1899.