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  • ID: I18573
  • Name: John Quincy ADAMS
  • RELA: 6th cousin 6x removed
  • Sex: M
  • Birth: 11 JUL 1767 in Braintree, Norfolk Co., MA
  • Event: Appointed BET 6 NOV 1794 AND 20 JUN 1797 U.S. Ambassador to the Netherlands
  • Event: Appointed BET 5 DEC 1797 AND 5 MAY 1801 U.S. Ambassador to Prussia
  • Event: Appointed BET 5 NOV 1809 AND 8 JUN 1814 U.S. Ambassador to Russia
  • Event: Appointed BET 28 APR 1814 AND 22 SEP 1817 U.S. Ambassador to the United Kingdom
  • Event: Appointed BET 22 SEP 1817 AND 4 MAR 1825 United States Secretary of State
  • Event: Elected BET 4 MAR 1825 AND 4 MAR 1829 6th President of the United States
  • Event: Elected Member of the U.S. House of Representatives from Massachusetts BET 4 MAR 1831 AND 23 FEB 1848
  • Death: 23 FEB 1848 in Washington, D.C.
  • Event: Pic President John Quincy Adams
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  • Title: President
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  • Note:
    ADAMS, John Quincy, (son of John Adams, father of Charles Francis Adams, brother-in-law of William Stephens Smith), a Senator and a Representative from Massachusetts and 6th President of the United States; born in Braintree, Mass., July 11, 1767; acquired his early education in Europe at the University of Leyden; was graduated from Harvard University in 1787; studied law; was admitted to the bar and commenced practice in Boston, Mass.; appointed Minister to Netherlands 1794, Minister to Portugal 1796, Minister to Prussia 1797, and served until 1801; commissioned to make a commercial treaty with Sweden in 1798; elected to the Massachusetts State senate in 1802; unsuccessful candidate for election to the U.S. House of Representatives in 1802; elected as a Federalist to the United States Senate and served from March 4, 1803, until June 8, 1808, when he resigned, a successor having been elected six months early after Adams broke with the Federalist party; Minister to Russia 1809-1814; member of the commission which negotiated the Treaty of Ghent in 1814; Minister to England 1815-1817, assisted in concluding the convention of commerce with Great Britain; Secretary of State in the Cabinet of President James Monroe 1817-1825; decision in the 1824 election of the President of the United States fell, according to the Constitution of the United States, upon the House of Representatives, as none of the candidates had secured a majority of the electors chosen by the states, and Adams, who stood second to Andrew Jackson in the electoral vote, was chosen and served from March 4, 1825, to March 3, 1829; elected as a Republican to the U.S. House of Representatives for the Twenty-second and to the eight succeeding Congresses, becoming a Whig in 1834; served from March 4, 1831, until his death; chairman, Committee on Manufactures (Twenty-second through Twenty-sixth, and Twenty- eighth and Twenty-ninth Congresses), Committee on Indian Affairs (Twenty- seventh Congress), Committee on Foreign Affairs (Twenty-seventh Congress); unsuccessful candidate for Governor of Massachusetts in 1834; died in the U.S. Capitol Building, Washington, D.C., February 23, 1848; interment in the family burial ground at Quincy, Mass.; subsequently reinterred in United First Parish Church.
    --- Biographical Directory of the United States Congress

    Father: John ADAMS , Jr. b: 30 OCT 1735 in Braintree, Norfolk Co., MA
    Mother: Abigail SMITH b: 23 NOV 1744 in Weymouth, Norfolk Co., MA

    Marriage 1 Louisa Catherine JOHNSON b: 12 FEB 1775 in London, Middlesex, England
    • Married: 26 JUL 1797 in London, Middlesex, England
    1. Has No Children George Washington ADAMS b: 13 APR 1801 in Berlin, Germany
    2. Has Children John Quincy ADAMS b: 4 JUL 1803 in Boston, Suffolk Co., MA
    3. Has Children Charles Francis ADAMS b: 18 AUG 1807 in Boston, Suffolk Co., MA
    4. Has No Children Louisa Catherine ADAMS b: 12 AUG 1811 in St. Petersburg, Russia
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