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Profile of the Day: Samuel Adams

On this day in 1722, American Founding Father Samuel Adams was born in Boston in the British colony of Massachusetts.

Profile of the Day: Samuel Adams

Image: Samuel Adams / Library of Congress

Adams was one of twelve children born to Samuel Adams, Sr. and Mary Fifield and was one of three to live beyond the age of three.

After leaving college at Harvard, Adams became a brewer and launched a newspaper before devoting his work to politics. An important political leader during America’s fight for independence, Adams played a pivotal role in the organization of the Boston Tea Party. He also signed the Declaration of Independence in 1776 and helped draft the Articles of Confederation.

Did you know that Adams was also the second cousin of John Adams, a fellow Founding Father and 2nd President of the United States?

Explore Samuel Adams’s family tree on Geni and share how you’re related!

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