Texas/Dallas History and Archives Division, Dallas Public Library

Jed Cobb Adams Collection

Overview of the Collection

Creator: Adams, Jed Cobb
Title: Jed Cobb Adams Collection
Accession No.: MA82-9
Quantity: 3 Boxes, 1 Scrapbook
Language: The records are in English.
Repository: Texas/Dallas History & Archives, Dallas Public Library 1515 Young St Dallas, TX 75201

Biographical Note

Jed Cobb Adams was born January 14, 1876 in Kaufman, Texas. Adams was an attorney and Democratic Party leader. Before moving to Dallas in 1909, he distinguished himself as County Attorney in Kaufman County from 1898-1902, and as a delegate from Texas to the 1904 Democratic National Convention in St. Louis, Missouri. He later served as the U.S. Attorney for the Northern District of Texas from 1919-1920, and as the Democratic National Committeeman from Texas, 1924, 1928, and 1932. In 1910 Jed C. Adams was certified as an attorney before the U.S. Supreme Court. Admas was also a military man, serving in the Judge Advocate General's Office of the Army. In 1919 he was honorably discharged with the rank of Major, and later held the rank of Lieutenant Colonel in the Reserve Corps. Adams was highly respected as a leader in Dallas and was honored May 12, 1933 by the Dallas Chamber of Commerce. He died January 29, 1935.

Scope and Contents

This collection contains the certificates of achievement of Jed Cobb Adams from his career as an attorney, military serviceman with the Judge Advocate General's Office, and Democratic Party Leader. Also included are several portraits of Adams at various ages from 1898-1932.

Index Terms

This record series is indexed under the following controlled access subject terms.
Jed Cobb Adams

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

MA82-9 Jed Cobb Adams Collection Texas/Dallas History & Archives Division, Dallas Public Library

Processing Information

Processed by Cindy C. Smolovik, Archivist

Detailed Description of the Collection

Box Folder
1 Flat Box - Framed and Unframed Items
Framed Certificate from Thomas Jefferson Society of Texas, Honorary Life Membership. Awarded April 13, 1934 for valuable and distinguished service to the Democratic Party. (19 1/2" x 8 3/4")
Framed Portrait (17" x 12 3/4 ") 1932
Framed Certificate - United States Circuit Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit - License to practice (17" X 11 1/4") November 23, 1914
Photograph, unframed - Major J.C. Adams (8" X 10")
Photograph, 8" X 10" - J.C. Adams takes the oath of office for the Board of Tax Appeals May 18, 1933 given by Robert C. Tracy. Secertary of the Board.
Photograph 8" X 10"
Photograph inside Dallas law office 8" X 10"
Photograph 1930
Nuevo Testamento y Salmos 1914

Box Folder
2 Flat Box - Framed Items
Framed Photograph Jed C. Adams, candidate for County Attprmey, Kaufman County, Texas (11 1/2" X 8 3/4") 1898
Framed Certificate - Jefferson School of Law - Doctor of Law Degree (14" X 16 1/2") June 2, 1931
Framed Certificate, Governor of Texas appointment of Lieutenannt Colonel, Judge Advocate General's Department of the National Guard of the United States and Texas (14 1/2" X 16 1/2") November 21, 1924

Box Folder
3 Oversized
Framed Certificates (3 in 1) (33 1/4" X 14 1/2")
a. Appointed Lieutenant Colonel, Judge Advocate General's Officers' Reserve Corps - U.S. Army January 10, 1923
b. Honorable discharge U.S. Army April 24, 1919
c. Appointed to Judge Advocate General's Office - Rank of Major September 16, 1918
Framed Certificate - "....Appreciation by the Dallas Chamber of Commerce..." May 12, 1933

Box Folder
Scrapbook - Covers mainly the move to repeal prohibition