Wilbur W. Adams Candidate

Born: November 8, 1864
Waterbury, Vermont
Washington County
United States
Resided: Fergus Falls, Minnesota
Otter Tail County
Death: February 27, 1964
Gender: Man
Occupation: Newspaperman
Political Party: Nonpartisan
Notes: Adams was a former post office clerk in Fergus Falls for two decades. Adams was the brother of Elmer E. Adams, who represented Otter Tail County in the state House and state Senate sporadically from the early 1900s to the early 1940s. Wilbur and Elmer ran against each other in the primary in a 13-candidate field for eight spots for the 50th HD seat in 1916. Elmer placed third and advanced to the general election; Wilbur placed ninth and did not.
Sources: Minnesota Historical Society Death Certificate Index (1964-MN-014528). Pelican Rapids Press, April 27, 1916 (p. 4). The Minneapolis Morning Tribune, May 24, 1916 (p. 10). Pelican Rapids Press, June 29, 1916 (p. 1).
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Election Details

Number of state/federal offices sought Number of campaigns Number of winning campaigns
1 1 0
Date Election Stage Party Votes Percent Result
06/17/1918 State House, District 50 Primary Nonpartisan 1,343 4.84% Lost