Biography of Andrew Alainey Adair
Cook County, Il Biographies

ADAIR, ANDREW BLAINEY. - Born in Venango county, Pa., Oct 9, 1850. Son of Hugh and Sarah Adair Parents on mother's side were of Scotch and Irish descent, she herself being born in Ireland. On the father's side the descent was Scotch and French. Subject of sketch was educated in the common schools of Butler county, Pa. His life up to 13 years of age was spent on a farm, but in 1863 he was apprenticed to the printing trade and worked in the office of the Amcrican Citizen at Butler. Coming west in 1868, he merely passed through Chicago, locating on a farm in DeWitt county, this state, and from that time until the fall of 1872 he was engaged in farming both in Illinois and Iowa. Going to Kansas, he settled for a time in the town of Lawrence, where he once more worked at his trade, but later went to St. Louis, and finally came to Chicago in October, 1875, still working as a printer. He was secretary of District Assembly 24, K. of L., the first one organized in this city; he was secretary of L. A. 400, also the first local assembly organized. He was a delegate from the Chicago Typographical Union to the I. T. U. at Chicago, 1880. He has been assessor of the township of Evanston, and is now foreman of the Chicago Daily News. In politics he is independent.

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