Brock Adams

American lawyer, politician (1927-2004)

Brockman "Brock" Adams (January 13, 1927 – September 10, 2004) was an American politician and member of Congress.

Brockman Adams
United States Senator
from Washington
In office
January 3, 1987 – January 3, 1993
Preceded bySlade Gorton
Succeeded byPatty Murray
5th United States Secretary of Transportation
In office
January 23, 1977 – July 20, 1979
PresidentJimmy Carter
Preceded byWilliam Thaddeus Coleman, Jr.
Succeeded byNeil Goldschmidt
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Washington's 7th district
In office
January 3, 1965 – January 22, 1977
Preceded byK. William Stinson
Succeeded byJohn E. Cunningham
Personal details
Born(1927-01-13)January 13, 1927
Atlanta, Georgia
DiedSeptember 10, 2004(2004-09-10) (aged 77)
Stevensville, Maryland
Political partyDemocratic
Spouse(s)Mary Elizabeth Adams
Alma materUniversity of Washington
Harvard Law School
ProfessionPolitician, Lawyer
Military service
Branch/serviceUnited States Navy
Years of service1944–1946

Adams was a Democrat from Washington and served as a U.S. Representative, Senator, and United States Secretary of Transportation before retiring in January 1993.

Adams died from Parkinson's disease in Stevensville, Maryland, aged 77.[1]


  1. Daly, M. (September 10, 2004). "Former U.S. Sen. Brock Adams dies at 77". The Seattle Times. Retrieved July 3, 2009.

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