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|John Quincy Adams 6th President of the United States (March 4, 1825 to March 3, 1829) Nickname: “Old Man Eloquent” Born: July 11, 1767, in Braintree (now Quincy), Massachusetts Died: February 23, 1848, in Washington, D.C.|
Father: John Adams Mother: Abigail Smith Adams Married: Louisa Catherine Johnson Adams (1775-1852), on July 26, 1797 Children: George Washington Adams (1801-29); John Adams (1803-34); Charles Francis Adams (1807-86); Louisa Catherine Adams (1811-12) Religion: Unitarian Education: Graduated from Harvard College (1787) Occupation: Lawyer Political Party: Democratic-Republican Other Government Positions:
- Secretary to U.S. Minister to Russia, 1781
- Minister to the Netherlands, 1794
- Minister to Prussia, 1797-1801
- United States Senator, 1803-08
- Minister to Russia, 1809-11
- Peace Commissioner at Treaty of Ghent, 1814
- Secretary of State, 1817-25 (under Monroe)
- Member of U.S. House of Representatives, 1831-48
Presidential Salary: $25,000/year
|Year||Popular Votes||Electoral Votes|
|John Q. Adams||1|
|(Votes Not Cast)||3|
|1824||John Q. Adams||108,740||84|
|William H. Crawford||46,618||41|
|John Q. Adams||508,064||83|
Vice President: John C. Calhoun (1825-29) Cabinet:
- Secretary of State
- Henry Clay (1825-1829)
- Secretary of the Treasury
- Richard Rush (1825-29)
- Secretary of War
- James Barbour (1825-28)
- Peter B. Porter (1828)
- Attorney General
- William Wirt (1825-29)
- Secretary of the Navy
- Samuel L. Southard (1825-29)
Supreme Court Appointments:
- Associate Justice
- Robert Trimble (1826-28)
- Baltimore & Ohio railroad, the first designed for passengers and freight.
- Andrew Jackson defeated Adams.
- John Quincy Adams — from The Presidents of the United States of America
- Compiled by the White House.
- John Quincy Adams — from American Presidents: Life Portraits — C-SPAN
- Biographical information, trivia, key events, video, and other reference materials. Website created to accompany C-SPAN’s 20th Anniversary Television Series, American Presidents: Life Portraits.
- John Quincy Adams — from U.S. Presidents
- From the Miller Center of Public Affairs at the University of Virginia, in addition to information on the Presidents themselves, they have first lady and cabinet member biographies, listings of presidential staff and advisers, and timelines detailing significant events in the lives of each administration.
- Inaugural Address (1825)
- The Jubilee of the Constitution (1839)
- Argument in the Amistad trial (1841)
- Adams National Historical Site
- The birthplace of John Quincy Adams and other notable Americans. From the National Park Service.
- President Adams regularly swam nude in the Potomac River. Anne Royall, the first American professional woman 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.
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