Samuel Adams was a politician in colonial Massachusetts and one of the Founding
Fathers of the United States. He was a leader of the movement that became the American Revolution, and was one of the architects of the principles of American republicanism that shaped the political culture of the United States. Adams was a
second cousin to President John Adams.
Note: Samuel Adams did indeed operate a malt house in Boston, Massachusetts,
but after a few years, the entire company eventually went bankrupt. He lost a large
sum of his father’s money and returned to politics.