John Adair

A man with salt-and-pepper hair wearing a black jacket, gold shirt, and white necktie.

Painting of John Adair. Courtesy of the Kentucky Historical Society.

(1757 - 1840) Born in Chester County, South Carolina, John Adair was an American pioneer, soldier, and politician. He was the eighth Governor of Kentucky and represented the state in both the U.S. House and Senate.