LINCOLN, N.H. — Sherman Adams, the powerful aide to President Dwight D. Eisenhower who was forced to resign for accepting a vicuna coat and other gifts, was remembered Friday as an inspiring leader and avid outdoorsman devoted to his state's natural beauty.
Adams, who died Monday at age 87, was buried here after private and public funeral services held in the shadow of the mountains he loved.
The former governor was mourned by top politicians, friends and family members, gathered at the Governor Adams Lodge at Loon Mountain, who recalled Adams as a friend and confidant to everyone from forest rangers to national leaders.
Adams "has left his mark all around these mountains," said George Hamilton, former hut master at the Appalachian Mountain Club.
'Never See His Like'
"Sherm's passing leaves a void in these great white hills. We'll never see his like again. He was a leader, he had vision, imagination and common sense. He was direct, clear and reasonable," he said.