Mr. Adams was the US Ambassador to the Republic of Malawi from 1984-1986.
A native of Columbia, South Carolina, Ambassador Adams was a 1960 graduate of the University of South Carolina and also received his LL.B. from that institution in 1962. He was a member of the South Carolina House of Representatives (1972-1974), a member of the US Presidential Delegation to the Inauguration of the President of the Dominican Republic (1982), and served as a Presidential Elector, US Electoral College in 1980.
During his legal career, Ambassador Adams was Associate Counsel for the Select Committee on Crime, US House of Representatives (1970-1971), and a member of the Judiciary Committee in the South Carolina House of Representatives (1972-1974). He has been a member of the US National Commission to UNESCO since 1982.
He was a Captain in the US Air Force and served as Assistant Staff Judge Advocate while on active duty. Ambassador Adams currently practices law in Columbia, South Carolina.
He is listed in Who’s Who in America and was granted the Order of the Palmetto by the Governor of South Carolina in 1974.