Born in Centerville, Iowa on December 4, 1901, his family moved to Hollywood, California where Adam graduated from high school. He then followed his illustrious football career at Notre Dame where, under the immortal coach Knute Rockne, he became the All-American center and captain of the famous "Four Horsement and Seven Mules." National and Rose Bowl Champions of 1924. FOllowed four years as head football coach at Santa Clara U., five as line coach at Yale, one at Harvard, nineteen at Bowdoin, and was one year as assistant at Notre Dame and two years head coach of the Cleveland Rams of the National Professional Football League during WW2. He has already been inducted into four Football Halls of Fame, plus elected to the "All Time" Notre Dame and Rose Bowl teams. He was appointed U.S. Marshall for Maine in 1967, was a two-term representative to the Maine legislature, and has held many civic appointments.