Sam Adams, 2018–2019 Governor
Rotary International District 6880
District Governor Samuel Adams (Sam) was born in Colorado while his father, General Ralph W. Adams, was serving in the Air Force.
The family returned home to Alabama where Sam graduated from the University of Alabama. Sam served in the Army, where he attained the rank of Major. After his military career Sam served as a circuit judge and practiced law in Montgomery. He was CEO of an insurance company for 25 years and general counsel for a university. He started the residential redevelopment of downtown Montgomery with restoration of century old buildings.
Sam and his son are Eagle Scouts. He is a member of Trinity Presbyterian Church, where he served as chairman of the Diaconate. He has served on a number of corporate and nonprofit boards and councils including Montgomery Area Food Bank, the Alabama Council on Economic Education, the University of Alabama PGAC, and theWest Point Bradley Society.
Sam has been a Rotarian for over 30 years. He was president of the Montgomery club in 1997–98. Sam is a Paul Harris Fellow, Major Donor, member of the Bequest Society and Paul Harris Society, and a Benefactor. Sam enjoys the outdoors, hunting, and hiking. He plays Rook and tells bad jokes. He has reached the summit of Mount Kilimanjaro.
Sam is married to the former Mary Virginia Martin of Enterprise, and they have four adult children, Mary Elizabeth, Alice, Sarah Ross, and Sam.