John Quincy Adams
6th President of the United States
John Quincy Adams

Vice President:  John C. Calhoun (1825-29)
Born:  July 11, 1767, in Braintree (now Quincy), Massachusetts
Died:  February 23, 1848, in Washington, D.C.
Career/Occupation:  Lawyer
Religion:  Unitarian
Education:  Graduated from Harvard College (1787)
Political Party:  Democratic-Republican
Nickname(s):  "Old Man Eloquent"
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

Presidential Firsts:

  • First President to be the son of another President.
  • First President whose father lived to see him become president. 
  • First President to have a son marry at the White House. 
  • First President elected despite receiving fewer votes than his opponent. 
  • First President to not win a majority of electoral votes. 
  • First President to have facial hair. 
  • First President to have been inaugurated wearing long trousers instead of knee breeches. 
  • First President to serve in Congress after serving in the Presidency. 
  • First President to be succeeded by a President older than him. 
  • First President to have been Ambassador to the Netherlands, Germany, and Russia.

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