Adams, Solomon, a Congregational minister, was born at Middleton, Mass., March 30, 1797. 'He graduated at Harvard College in 1820, and at the Andover Theological Seminary in 1823. In the autumn of the same year he became principal of Washington Academy at East Machias, Me., where he remained five years.
In 1828 he removed to Portland, taking charge of the Free Street Seminary. After serving in this institution for twelve years, he removed to Boston, where for many years he was principal of a similar school. Mr. Adams was very much interested in education, and was an efficient member and officer of the American Institute of Education. In 1825 he was ordained as an evangelist, but, although he preached frequently, his greatest success was achieved as a teacher. He died at Auirndale, Mass., July 20,1870. See Cong. Qua. 1871, p.325.