Several months later Medford
called the Rev. Eugene H. Adams, then serving the Orange, Massachusetts, Universalist Church
,to be its next minister.
Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Eugene Adams, or â€œGeneâ€ as everyone called him, as a teenager was a prizefighter who boxed professionally for several years as â€œRed Adams.â€ His hair was red.
Later, when he had decided to be a liberal minister, he prepared for his new calling at Tufts and its Crane Theological School.
Throughout his life Gene Adams was actively engaged in trying to improve the quality of life for all people.
Indeed he was as at home on picket lines, marches for civil rights, labor justice events, and world peace public gatherings as he was in the pulpit.
These causes largely defined both his life and ministry.
Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Within months after Adams took up his parish duties the matter of merger with the local Unitarian society came up again.