John Quincy Adams
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In office: March 4, 1825 – March 4, 1829
July 11, 1767, Braintree (Quincy), Massachusetts
Died: February 23, 1848 (aged 80), Washington, D.C.
John Quincy Adams was an American diplomat and politician who
served as the sixth President of the United States from March 4, 1825 to
March 4, 1829. He was a member of the Federalist, Democratic-Republican,
National Republican, and later Anti-Masonic and Whig parties.
Adams was the son of the second President John Adams and his wife
Abigail Adams. He was a diplomat, involved in many international
negotiations, and helped formulate the Monroe Doctrine as Secretary of
State. As president he proposed a program of modernization and
educational advancement, but was stymied by Congress. Adams lost his
1828 bid for re-election to Andrew Jackson.
While preparing to address the House of Representatives on February
21, 1848, Adams collapsed, having suffered a massive cerebral
hemorrhage. Two days later, he died with his wife and son at his side in
the Speaker's Room inside the Capitol Building in Washington, D.C.
Where is John Quincy Adams
- Elmwood Cemetery, Saint Paul, Nebraska
- Grand Army of the Republic Cemetery, Snohomish, Washington
- First Unitarian Church, Quincy, Massachusetts