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Llewelyn Sherman A. Adams (July 8, 1899-October 27, 1986) was a United States politician, best known as White House Chief of Staff for President Dwight D. Eisenhower, the culmination of a relatively short (18-year) political career that also included a stint as Governor of New Hampshire. He lost his White House position in a scandal over a vicuña fur coat. July 8 is the 189th day of the year (190th in leap years) in the Gregorian Calendar, with 176 days remaining. ... 1899 was a common year starting on Sunday (see link for calendar). ... October 27 is the 300th day of the year (301st in leap years) in the Gregorian Calendar, with 65 days remaining. ... 1986 (MCMLXXXVI) is a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... The White House Chief of Staff is the highest-ranking member of the Executive Office of the President of the United States, and a senior aide to the President. ... Dwight David Ike Eisenhower (October 14, 1890 – March 28, 1969) was an American soldier and politician. ... See also New Hampshire Province of New Hampshire List of Colonial Governors of New Hampshire I am a doodlebug Categories: Lists of United States governors | Governors of New Hampshire ... Binomial name Vicugna vicugna (Molina, 1782) The vicuña (Vicugna vicugna) is a relative of the llama and a member of the camelid family which lives in the high Andes. ...


Born in East Dover, Vermont, Adams was educated in Providence, Rhode Island public schools. He graduated from Dartmouth College (1920), having taken time off briefly in 1918 to serve in the U.S. Marine Corps. He then went into the lumber business, first in Headville, Vermont (1921), then to a combined lumber and paper business in Lincoln New Hampshire. He also was involved in banking. State nickname: The Green Mountain State Other U.S. States Capital Montpelier Largest city Burlington Governor Jim Douglas (R) Senators Patrick Leahy (D) Jim Jeffords (I) Official language(s) None Area 24,923 km² (43th)  - Land 23,974 km²  - Water 949 km² (3. ... City nickname: Beehive of Industry Location Location in Rhode Island Government Country State County United States   Rhode Island Mayor David N. Cicilline (Dem) Physical characteristics Area      Land      Water 20. ... Dartmouth College is a small private university in Hanover, New Hampshire, and a member of the Ivy League. ... 1920 (MCMXX) is a leap year starting on Thursday (link will take you to calendar) // Events January January 7 - Forces of Russian White admiral Kolchak surrender in Krasnoyarsk. ... 1918 (MCMXVIII) was a common year starting on Tuesday of the Gregorian calendar (see link for calendar) or a common year starting on Wednesday of the Julian calendar. ... United States Marine Corps Emblem The United States Marine Corps (USMC) is the second smallest of the five branches of the United States armed forces, with 170,000 active and 40,000 reserve Marines as of 2002. ... 1921 (MCMXXI) was a common year starting on Saturday (see link for calendar). ... State nickname: Granite State, Mother of Rivers, White Mountain State, Switzerland of America [1] Official languages English Capital Concord Largest city Manchester Governor John Lynch (D) Senators Judd Gregg (R) John Sununu (R) Area  - Total  - % water Ranked 46th 24,239 km² 3. ...


Adams entered state politics as a Republican legislator (1941-44; Speaker of the House, 1944). He served a term in the United States House of Representatives (1945-47), making a failed effort to capture the 1946 Republican gubernatorial nomination in New Hampshire. He lost to Chester M. Dale; he later won this office in 1948. The Republican Party, often called the GOP (for Grand Old Party, although one early citation described it as the Gallant Old Party) [1], is one of the two major political parties in the United States. ... For the movie, see 1941 (film) 1941 (MCMXLI) was a common year starting on Wednesday (link will take you to calendar). ... 1944 (MCMXLIV) was a leap year starting on Saturday (link will take you to calendar). ... Seal of the House of Representatives The United States House of Representatives is one of the two houses of the Congress of the United States, the other being the Senate. ... 1945 (MCMXLV) was a common year starting on Monday (link will take you to calendar). ... 1947 (MCMXLVII) was a common year starting on Wednesday (link will take you to calendar). ... 1946 (MCMXLVI) was a common year starting on Tuesday. ... 1948 (MCMXLVIII) is a leap year starting on Thursday (link will take you to calendar). ...


When Adams took office as governor, New Hampshire was suffering post-war recession. He called for frugality and thrift in both personal and state expenditures. Retirees were (and are) a significant part of New Hampshire's population; Adams called for increased state aid for the aged, and for legislation which would enable the state's seniors to qualify for Federal Old Age & Survivors Insurance. In 1950 he formed a Reorganization Committee to recommend changes in state operations, and he called for the legislature to act on the recommendations. Old age consists of ages nearing the average lifespan of human beings, and thus the end of the human life cycle. ... Social Security in the United States is a social insurance program funded through a dedicated payroll tax. ... 1950 was a common year starting on Sunday (link will take you to calendar). ...


Adams's clipped New Hampshire twang and calls for frugality made him a virtual poster boy for Republican balanced budget values. He served as chairman of the U.S. Conference of Governors (1951-52), and was then asked to be White House Chief of Staff for the new Republican president, Dwight D. Eisenhower. A balanced budget embodies maintaining a net government surplus, meaning the government takes in more in taxes than in spends. ... 1951 (MCMLI) was a common year starting on Monday; see its calendar. ... 1952 was a leap year starting on Tuesday (link will take you to calendar). ... The White House Chief of Staff is the highest-ranking member of the Executive Office of the President of the United States, and a senior aide to the President. ... Dwight David Ike Eisenhower (October 14, 1890 – March 28, 1969) was an American soldier and politician. ...


Adams took his role as Chief of Staff very seriously, and all requests for access to Eisenhower had to go through his office. This alienated traditional Republican Party loyalists, and when the chance came to attack Adams (over the gift of a vicuña overcoat from a Boston businessman friend who had business with the government), they did so. Adams was compelled to resign (1958). He returned to Lincoln, New Hampshire where he started Loon Mountain Corporation, today a major ski resort. Alternative meanings: Boston (disambiguation) The 18th-century Old State House in Boston is surrounded by tall buildings of the 19th and 20th centuries. ... 1958 (MCMLVIII) was a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Lincoln is a town located in Grafton County, New Hampshire. ... Loon Mountain is a mountain northeast of Lincoln, New Hampshire, in Grafton County. ... A twin-tip shaped downhill ski. ...


Sherman Adams was one of the most powerful men in Washington D.C. during the six years he served as Chief of Staff to President Eisenhower. He had virtual control over White House staff operations and domestic policy. The extent of internal strife between strong willed personalities was chronicled in his 1961 memoir "First Hand Report". Among the heated conflicts within the Eisenhower administration were the best method to handle flamboyant personalities such as U.S. Senator Joseph McCarthy and anti-Communist accuser Whittaker Chambers. Adams was a frequent broker of such controversies. When Adams resigned in 1958, and Secretary of State John Foster Dulles died the same year, the administration went into a two year period that lacked direction. 1961 (MCMLXI) was a common year starting on Sunday (link will take you to calendar). ... Joseph Raymond McCarthy Joseph Raymond McCarthy (November 14, 1908 – May 2, 1957) was an American politician originally aligned with the United States Democratic Party and later with the United States Republican Party. ... Whittaker Chambers in 1939 Jay Vivian (Whittaker) Chambers (April 1, 1901 – July 9, 1961) was an American writer, editor, political operative and defector best known for his accusations of, and testimony on, charges of espionage and subversion against Alger Hiss, the architect of the Yalta Conference and Secretary General of... 1958 (MCMLVIII) was a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... In several countries, Secretary of State is a senior government position. ... John Foster Dulles John Foster Dulles (February 2, 1888 – May 24, 1959) was an American statesman who served as Secretary of State under President Dwight D. Eisenhower from (1953 - 1959). ...

Preceded by:
Charles M. Dale
Governor of New Hampshire
1949–1953
Succeeded by:
Hugh Gregg
Preceded by:
John R. Steelman
Assistant to the President of the United States
1953–1958
Succeeded by:
Wilton Persons
Preceded by:
Foster Waterman Stearns
U.S. Representative for the 2nd District of New Hampshire
1945–1947
Succeeded by:
Norris H. Cotton
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Sherman Adams - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (555 words)
Sherman A. Adams (1899-1986) was a United States politician, best known as White House Chief of Staff for President Dwight D. Eisenhower, the culmination of a relatively short (18-year) political career that also included a stint as Governor of New Hampshire.
Retirees were (and are) a significant part of New Hampshire's population; Adams called for increased state aid for the aged, and for legislation which would enable the state's seniors to qualify for Federal Old Age and Survivors Insurance.
Sherman Adams was one of the most powerful men in Washington D.C. during the six years he served as Chief of Staff to President Eisenhower.
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