Term: 1847 – 1849
A wholesale grocer, Adams suffered financial ruin that cost him his home and business. An easy winner for his first term when Mayor Kerr refused to seek another term, Adams faced serious challenges a year later. Adams ran on the platform that with the salary of Mayor he would be able to pay off his debts, while his opponents were rich men. He was elected by 96 votes. After leaving office, he became an Associate Judge of the Common Pleas Court in 1852.
No known likeness survives.