Louis E. Adams was born on a farm near Chillicothe, Ohio during the Great Depression in 1935. He graduated high school in 1953, and soon thereafter joined the U.S. Navy. Two younger brothers soon followed Adams, and they all three served together aboard the USS Tarawa (CVS-40).
After 12 years of active duty at various duty stations, Adams got out of the regular Navy, joined the reserves, and became a Peace Corps Staff Member in charge of two groups of Peace Corps Volunteers (PCVs) who were medical technologist in Morocco. Following three years of duty, he was later assigned to the World Health Association (WHO).
In 1966, he returned to the States and completed college at Ohio University and obtained a BS in Biology. In 1968, Adams received a faculty appointment at the University of Cincinnati as a Junior Research Associate. During the subsequent 28 years, he attended graduate school and was appointed an Assistant Professor in Experimental Medicine. During his tenure, he conducted applied medical research and taught Immunology in the Medical School. During those years he was the author or coauthor of over 200 scientific papers and abstracts, authored chapters in textbooks, wrote three non-fiction books, and was promoted to full professor of Medicine. He currently holds an Emeritus Professorship at the same University.
Since retirement from teaching, Adams became more involved with Civil Air Patrol (CAP) and currently enjoys growing grapes with his grandchildren on the Tecumseh High Plains Ranch and La Dosia Vita Vineyards.