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|John Quincy Adams
of the United States
8th United States
Secretary of State
US Senator (Class 1)
John Quincy Adams (July 11, 1767 – February 23, 1848) was an American statesman who served as a diplomat, minister and ambassador to foreign nations, treaty negotiator, United States Secretary of State, U.S. Senator, U.S. Representative (Congressman) from Massachusetts, and the sixth president of the United States from 1825 to 1829. 
He spent most of his youth accompanying his father overseas on diplomatic missions to France and the Netherlands. For nearly three years, beginning at the age of 14, he served as a secretary to Francis Dana on a mission to Saint Petersburg, Russia, 
On 26 July 1797 he married in London, England to Louisa Catherine (Johnson), the daughter of a poor American merchant. They had 4 children: three sons and a daughter. Their daughter, Louisa, was born in 1811 but died in 1812 while the family was in Russia.  Their sons, George Washington Adams(1801-) and John Adams (1803-) led troubled lives and died in young adulthood. The youngest, Charles Francis Adams, (who named his own son John Quincy), pursued a long career in diplomacy and politics. In 1870 Charles Francis built the first presidential library in the United States, to honor his father. The library is located in the "Old House" at Adams National Historical Park in Quincy, Massachusetts. 
John Quincy Adams was elected president in a close and controversial four-way contest in 1824. After leaving office In Mar 1829, he was elected as U.S. Representative from Massachusetts in 1830, serving for the last 17 years of his life with greater acclaim than he had achieved as president. He was one of only 2 presidents to serve in Congress after his term of office, He was elected to 9 terms, serving as a Representative from Massachusetts for 17 years, from 1831 until his death. 
Like his father John Quincy, as a lawyer, defended the principle of individual rights, however unpopular. In 1840 Abolitionists hired Adams, who some referred to as “Old Man Eloquent,” to argue for the Amistad Africans’ freedom in the Supreme Court who ruled in favor of the Africans after hearing Adams's skilful arguments.
"The hope of a Christian is inseparable from his faith. Whoever believes in the divine inspiration of the Holy Scriptures must hope that the religion of Jesus shall prevail throughout the earth. Never since the foundation of the world have the prospects of mankind been more encouraging to that hope than they appear to be at the present time. And may the associated distribution of the Bible proceed and prosper till the Lord shall have made 'bare His holy arm in the eyes of all the nations, and all the ends of the earth shall see the salvation of our God' (Isaiah 52:10)." --Life of John Quincy Adams", W. H. Seward, editor (Auburn, NY: Derby, Miller & Company, 1849), p. 248
He is said to be a descendant of Pilgrims John Alden and William Mullins.
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