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ADAMS, Janms Hopkins, statesman, be in South Carolina about 1811; died near Columbia, South Carolina, 27 July, 1801. He was graduated at Yale in 1831. In 1832, during the "nullification" excitement, he strongly opposed the nullifiers in the legislature. After serving in the state senate for several sessions, he was elected governor for the term of 1855-'57. He was one of the state commissioners that were chosen, after the ordinance of secession was passed, to treat with the president concerning the disposition of United States property in Smith Carolina.
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