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Josiah K Adams (1942 - 2011)

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Josiah K Adams
1942 - 2011
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April 28, 1942
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April 11, 2011
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Lewiston, Androscoggin County, Maine 04240
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Josiah K Adams was born on April 28, 1942. He died on April 11, 2011 at 68 years of age. We know that Josiah K Adams had been residing in Lewiston, Androscoggin County, Maine 04240.
Updated: October 3, 2011
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Josiah K Adams died on April 11, 2011 at 68 years old. He was born on April 28, 1942. We have no information about Josiah's family or relationships. We know that Josiah K Adams had been residing in Lewiston, Androscoggin County, Maine 04240.
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In 1942, in the year that Josiah K Adams was born, on February 19th, President Roosevelt signed Executive Order 9066. This authorized the Secretary of War to "prescribe certain areas as military zones." On March 21st, he signed Public Law 503 which was approved after an hour discussion in the Senate and 30 minutes in the House. The Law provided for enforcement of his Executive Order. This cleared the way for approximately 120,000 men, women, and children of Japanese ancestry to be evicted from the West Coast and to be held in concentration camps and other confinement sites across the country. In Hawaii, a few thousand were detained. German and Italian Americans in the U.S. were also confined.

In 1955, Josiah was just 13 years old when on September 30th, movie star James Dean, 24, died in a car accident. He was headed in his new Porsche 550 to a race in Salinas California when, traveling at 85 mph, he collided with a 1950 Ford Tudor, also speeding, driven by a 23 year old college student. Dean died, his passenger and the other driver survived.

In 1968, Josiah was 26 years old when on April 4th, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., the civil rights leader, was shot and killed by an assassin in Memphis. James Earl Ray was apprehended and plead guilty to shooting Dr. King. Ray died in jail in 1998.

In 1977, when he was 35 years old, on January 20th, Jimmy Carter became the 39th President of the United States. Running against incumbent Gerald Ford, he won 50.1% of the popular vote to Ford's 48.0%. He was elected to only one term.

In 1993, Josiah was 51 years old when on January 20th, William J. Clinton became the 42nd President of the United States. He beat incumbent George H.W. Bush who was seeking his second term. Clinton won 43.01% of the popular vote to Bush's 37.45%. An independent candidate, Ross Perot, won 18.91% - the most votes for an independent candidate since Teddy Roosevelt's run for President in 1912.

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