6. John Quincy Adams

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“Old Man Eloquent”

  • Full Name: John Quincy Adams
  • Years in Office: 1825–1829
  • Political Party: Democratic-Republican
  • Nicknames: “Old Man Eloquent,” “Accidental President”
  • Age at Inauguration: 57
  • Vice President: John C. Calhoun
  • Birth: July 11, 1767 in Braintree (now Quincy), Massachusetts
  • Death: February 23, 1848 in Washington, D.C.
  • Place of Burial: First Unitarian Church – Quincy, Massachusetts
  • Height: 5’7”
  • Ancestry: English
  • Father: John Adams (October 30, 1735 – July 4, 1826); Lawyer; U.S. Vice President; U.S. President
  • Mother: Abigail Smith Adams (November 11, 1744 – October 28, 1818)
  • Wife: Louisa Catherine Johnson (February 12, 1775 – May 14, 1852)
  • Marriage: July 26, 1797 in London, England
  • Children: George Washington (1801–1829); John (1803–1834); Charles Francis (1807–1886); Louisa Catherine (1811– 1812)
  • Home: Peacefield – Quincy, Massachusetts
  • Education: Studied in Paris, Amsterdam, Leyden, and the Hague; received B.A. from Harvard (1787); studied law with Theophilus Parsons (1788–1790)
  • Religious Affiliation: Unitarian
  • Military Service: None
  • Career:
    • Secretary to U.S. Minister to Russia (1781)
    • Lawyer (1791–)
    • Minister to Netherlands (1794)
    • Minister to Berlin (1797–1801)
    • U.S. Senator (1803–1808)
    • Minister to Russia (1809–1811)
    • Peace Commissioner at Ghent (1814)
    • Secretary of State: Monroe administration (1817–1825)
    • President (1825–1829)
    • Member of Congress (1831–1848)
    • Writer
  • Writings: Memoirs; Writings of John Quincy Adams

John Quincy Adams’s Home

John Quincy Adams's House - Peacefield

Peacefield, photo by PJ Creek

Peacefield’s website

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