TRIBUTE TO BUD ADAMS — 1926-2017
While Bud spent part of his childhood in Tallahassee as the son of a state
Supreme Court justice, he and his wife, Dot, raised their sons on the ranch.
Shown in this mid-1960s photo are Lee, Dot, Mike, Robbie and Bud.
He was born in Fort Pierce on April 4, 1926, Easter Sunday,
in the midst of one of the wildest land booms that ever hit
the nation. During his nine-decade span, he saw Florida rise
from a scantily populated backwater state to an urban giant
that decides presidential elections. He watched those changes
from behind the scenes of Florida’s highest circles. >>
FLORIDA PHOTOGRAPHIC COLLECTION
Adams poses, top left, in 1948 with sister Elaine, mother Carra Adams, and
father Alto Adams Sr., a Florida Supreme Court justice.
Bud talks to grandson
Zachary Adams while
making the rounds in
his SUV at the Lake