John Quincy Adams
- Category : Political
- Type : GP
- Profile : 5/1 - Heretical / Investigator
- Definition : Split - Large
- Incarnation Cross : LAX Cycles 1
American President 1825-1899. He had four public careers; diplomat, law-maker, Secretary of State and President. Short and stout, bald and excitable, he was not well liked. He was the oldest son of John Adams, the only father and son who were both presidents until the two Bush presidents.
A 1787 Harvard graduate, Adams was admitted to the bar in 1790 and opened a law office in Boston. He was elected to the Senate in 1802 where he served until 1808. Under Madison, he was Minister to Russia and then to England, becoming Monroe's Secretary of State 1817-25.
Adams was inaugurated the U.S. 6th President on 3/04/1825. In 1828 he was badly defeated for re-election by Andrew Jackson. After 1831, he was actively opposed to slavery.
On 7/26/1797, he married Louisa Catherine Johnson in London and they had three sons and one daughter.
Adams had a paralytic stroke in Boston in 1847 and died of a stroke on 2/23/1848 in the Capitol building at Washington DC.