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Adam Putnam
Rep. Adam Putnam, R-FL, speaks to the media about stem cell research on Capitol Hill in Washington on June 7, 2007. The Republicans say they have enough votes to sustain a Presidential veto of a bill recently passed by Congress that funds embryonic stem cell research. From left are House Majority Leader John Boehner, R-OH, Putnam, Rep. Dave Weldon, R-FL, and Rep. Joseph Pitts, R-PA. (UPI Photo/Roger L. Wollenberg)

Adam H. Putnam (born July 31, 1974) is the current Florida Commissioner of Agriculture and the former U.S. Representative for Florida's 12th congressional district, serving from 2001 until 2011. He is a member of the Republican Party.

Putnam was born in Bartow, Florida. He graduated from Bartow High School and attended the University of Florida, graduating with a Bachelor of Science in food and resource economics.

While at the University of Florida, Putnam was a brother of Alpha Gamma Rho fraternity. Putnam also served in the Florida House of Representatives from 1996 to 2000.

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