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President John Adams, Jr.30 OCT 1735 -- 4 JUL 1826avatar
Abigail Smith22 NOV 1744 -- 28 OCT 1818avatar
Joshua Johnson25 JUN 1744 -- 17 APR 1802avatar
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President John Quincy Adams

Birth07/11/1767
 
Educ.1787
 
Cambridge, Harvard University
Occup1794-1797
 
USA Ambassador to Netherlands
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Occup1797-1801
 
USA Ambassador to Germany
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Occup1803-1808
 
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Election1808
 
USA Presidential Election
Runner up for VP nominee
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Occup1809-1814
 
USA Ambassador to Russia
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Occup1814-1817
 
USA Ambassador to United Kingdom
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Org.1814
Occup1817-1825
 
USA Secretary of State
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Election1824
 
USA Presidential Election
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Occup1825-1829
 
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Election1828
 
USA Presidential Election
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Occup1831-1848
 
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Org.1839
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Death02/23/1848
 
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Aged: 80.6 years

John Quincy Adams, the son of the second President, John Adams, was called "Old Man Eloquent" because of his articulate urbanity. He was a diplomat to several European countries, United States Senator, and Secretary of State under Monroe. He was elected President in the disputed election of 1824 in which he actually ran second in both electoral votes and popular votes to Andrew Jackson. A deal was cooked up in the House of Representatives between Adams and Henry Clay, one of the other defeated candidates, and Adams won the Presidency. He rewarded Clay with the position of Secretary of State. It is unfortunate that a man as honorable as Adams would thus enter the Presidency under a cloud of suspicion.

Adams, like his father, moved from Congregationalist... Read More

ChildrenFirst NameBirth DtDeath DtBirth PlaceSpouses
1

George Washington 

12 APR 18019 JUN 1829  MA, Suffolk Co, Boston  
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John 

4 JUL 180323 OCT 1834  MA, Norfolk Co, Quincy Mary Catherine Hellen 
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Charles Francis 

18 AUG 180721 NOV 1886  MA, Suffolk Co, Boston Abigail Brown Brooks 
4

Louisa Catherine 

12 AUG 181115 SEP 1812  Russia, Northwestern District, St Petersburg  
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  • Sioux City Statue
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  • Columiba/Adams Mill
  • Harvard University
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John Caldwell CalhounJohn Caldwell CalhounVice Presidentsource
George WashingtonGeorge WashingtonAppointed Amb. to Netherlands
John AdamsJohn AdamsAppointed Amb. to Germany
James MadisonJames MadisonAppointed Amb. to Russia
James MadisonJames MadisonAppointed Amb. to United Kingdom
James MonroeJames MonroeAppointed Secretary of State

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May our country always be successful, but whether successful or otherwise, always right. … 1816
This is the last of Earth! I am content. … 1848
Sources
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  3. Wikiquote
  4. Cemetery: Washington DC Cemetery Visits by Ray Gurganus;
    Source from: Ray Gurganus
  5. Website: Samuel and Fonda Flax Carroll Genealogy in Maryland, Virginia, Kentucky and Ohio;
  1. Wikipedia
  2. Findagrave
  3. Website: Samuel and Fonda Flax Carroll Genealogy in Maryland, Virginia, Kentucky and Ohio;
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