Samuel Adams (governor)Samuel Adams (5 June 1805 - 27 February 1850) was a Democratic Governor of the State of Arkansas.
In 1840 Adams was elected to the Arkansas Senate. He was reelected and served as president of the Senate during his second term.
During his short term he focused on internal improvements and education and left a surplus in the state treasury.
He was elected in 1846 to the office of State Treasurer and served in that position for the rest of his life.
Adams was stepfather of Civil War General James Fleming Fagan. An engraving of Samuel Adams graced Arkansas Civil War treasury notes.