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Biography of Samuel Hopkins Adams

Adams, Samuel Hopkins, author, journalist, of Ensenore, N.Y.; was born Dunkirk, N.Y., Jan. 26, 1871; 

son of Myron and Hester Rose (Hopkins) Adams; educated at Rochester Free Academy (grad. 1887) ; Hamilton College, A.B. 1891; married, Charleston, W.Va., Oct. 19, 1898, Elizabeth Ruffner Noyes; children : Hester Hopkins Adams, born 1900; Katherine Noyes, born 1902. Reporter and special writer N.Y. Sun, 1891-1900; managing editor McClure's Syndicate, 1900-02; advertising manager for McClure, Phillips & Co., publishers, 1902-04; on editorial staff McClure's Magazine, 1904-05; general magazine writer on public health and other topics, 1905-06. 

Author: Great American Fraud series (patent medicines) in Collier's Weekly; joint author (with Stewart Edward White) of The Mystery, 1907 (McClure); Author: Average Jones, 1911 (Bobbs-Merrill Co.) ; The Clarion, 1914 (Houghton-Mifflin Co.) ; also of short stories in McClure's, Collier's, etc.; occasional contributor to editorial page of Collier's Weekly. Elected associate member Am. Med. Assn., 1913. Trustee of Hamilton College. Moderate Socialist. Recreations: Lawn tennis, fishing and sailing. Member Alpha Delta Phi fraternity. Clubs: Alpha Delta Phi, Players, Owasco Country.

Source:  Builders of Our Nation, Men of 1914 pub. Men of Nineteen-Fourteen, Chicago, Ill. 1915.

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