The New Administration: Assistant to the President

SHERMAN ADAMS, 53, governor of New Hampshire.

Family & Early Years: Born in East Dover, Vt., descended through his father (a grocery owner) from the Adamses of Quincy, Sherman went through the grades and high school in Providence, R.I., graduated from Dartmouth in 1920, after an interruption (in 1918) for a stretch in the Marine Corps.

Business Career: Started as a lumberjack with the Black River Lumber Co. in south Vermont, advanced to logging foreman, moved up to company treasurer in 1921. As treasurer, he trimmed the budget so effectively that he was grabbed off by the parent company, the Parker-Young Co....

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