President of Adams
The current President of Adams is the Grand Duchess Ludivina Bryant. Bryant was elected to the office in 5626 and took office January 20, 5627. She was ennobled by Congress due to her record as a Naval Admiral and not due exclusively to her birth. However, she does come from a prominent family and is the third president with the Bryant surname. Her father and her great uncle are both former presidents and former admirals themselves.
Bryant served as Admiral of the Adams Fleet for the first two years of the Fourth Regional War. With the virtual destruction of the Adams Fleet by the nation of Foster (from Jeferson) in 5618 she resigned from the Navy and entered civilian life. During the war and subsequent blockade she was seen as a loser, but over time analysts came to realize that her defensive plan had caused Jeferson to win what amounted to a pyrrhic victory and that her sacrifice of the fleet had saved the world from subjugation. She became gradually more popular, and was an easy choice as a presidential candidate. Bryant ran a campaign based on détente with Foster and anti-immigration from Monro, both popular causes which allowed her to easily win the election.