1925 - Adams was born in Birmingham, Alabama on February 7, 1925.
1944 - Earned his bachelor's degree from Talladega College.
1947 - Received his law degree from Howard University, he was admitted to the Alabama bar after his graduation.
1980 - Appointed by Governor Fob James to the Alabama Supreme Court.
1982 - Became the first African American to be appointed and elected to a statewide constitutional office.
1997 - Died on February 15, 1997 in Birmingham, Alabama.
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