John Adams (R-OH-3)

John Adams (R-OH-3)

John Adams

John Adams Congressional Candidate Ohio District 3

Biography of John Adams from John Adams for United States House of Representatives


  • August 12, 1945 in Portsmouth, Ohio.


  • George and Anne (Kirsch) Adams (both deceased)
  • former owners of Anne’s Pastry Shop, Portsmouth, Ohio.


  • Sister, Bethanyanne
  • Brother, Larry (deceased).


  • The Adams family began to immigrate to New England from southern England in the 1600’s.
  • Many settled in the Massachusetts Bay Colony and my family branch eventually settled in Wake County, North Carolina in the late 1700’s and worked as farmers.
  • My great, great grandfather, John Waltzer Adams moved to Greenup County, Kentucky (across the Ohio River from Portsmouth) in the mid 1800’s.
  • By the early 1900’s my grandfather, Allen W. Adams, established bakeries in Augusta, Kentucky, Pueblo, Colorado, New Boston, Ohio and subsequently, the Adams Baking Company in Portsmouth, Ohio, est., 1916.


  • Portsmouth High School, Portsmouth, Ohio, 1963.

Armed Forces:

  • Volunteered for the United States Air Force, Active duty: 1963-1967.
  • United States Air Force Reserves: 1967-1969.
  • Service
    • Radar maintenance and repair.
  • Technical school:
    • Keesler AFB, Biloxi, Mississippi, 1963-1964.
  • Stationed:
    • Point Arena, California and Bellefontaine, Ohio.


  • Empire Detroit Steel, New Boston, Ohio, 1967-1969.
  • Union Member of United Steel Workers of America.
  • Labored in the Rolling Mill and Hot Strip.


  • Ohio University, Athens, Ohio 1969-1972.
  • Degree, Philosophy, A.B., 1972.

Married for 39 years with two sons.


  • Portsmouth City Council, 1973
  • Re-elected in 1975.

Business owner:

Green Valley Chemicals, Inc. est., 1977.
Distributor of industrial chemicals.


  • Portsmouth City School Board, 1995.
  • Served as Vice President, 1996 – 1999.


  • Scioto County Joint Vocational School Board, 1998-1999.
  • 1999: Moved family and business to Upper Arlington, Ohio.


“Call to Duty”



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