Person Sheet

Name Pres. John Quincy ADAMS, 6C6R
Birth 11 Jul 1767, Braintree (now Quincy), Norfolk Co. MA
Death 23 Feb 1848, Washington, D.C.
Occupation Lawyer
Religion Unitarian
Alias/AKA "Old Man Eloquent"
Politics Democratic-Republican
Father Pres. John ADAMS Jr. (1735-1826)
Mother Abigail SMITH (1744-1818)
1 Louisa Catherine JOHNSON
Marriage 26 Jul 1797, London, England
Children: George Washington (1801-1829)
John (1803-1834)
Charles Francis (1807-1886)
Louisa Catherine (Died as Infant) (1811-1812)
Notes for Pres. John Quincy ADAMS
Sixth President of the U.S. from 4 Mar 1825-3 Mar 1829. Second child and eldest son of John Adams. Adams's career of public service was one of the most varied and distinguished in American history. He served his nation as a diplomat, senator, secretary of state, president, and member of the U.S. House of Representatives.

Points of Interest:

President Adams regularly swam nude in the Potomac River. Anne Royall, the first American professional journalist, knew of Adams' 5 A.M. swims. After being refused interviews with the president time after time, she went to the river, gathered his clothes and sat on them until she had her interview. Before this, no female had interviewed a president.

Adams was the first to be elected president without receiving either the most popular votes or the most votes of the electoral college.

He was the first president married abroad.

Adams was the first president to be photographed.

Adams is the only president to be elected to the House after his presidency.

One of his sons, George Washington Adams, died at the age of 28, an apparent suicide.
Last Modified 13 Oct 2002 Created 7 Dec 2002 by P. J. Wigington Mahan