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John Adams

2nd President of the United States



1st Vice-President of the United States


"Liberty cannot be preserved without a general knowledge among the people."

--Dissertation on the Canon and Feudal Law, 1765

Full Name: John Adams

Born: October 30, 1735

Birthplace: Braintree (now Quincy), Massachusetts

Father: John Adams (1691-1761)

Mother: Susanna Boylston Adams (1699-1797)

Wife: Abigail Adams (1744-1818)

Married: October 25, 1764

Previous Experience: Teacher, lawyer, farmer, diplomat, Vice-President

Political Party: Federalist

Age at Inauguration: 61

Term of Office: March 4, 1797 - March 4, 1801

Vice-President: Thomas Jefferson (1797-1801)

Died: July 4, 1826

Age at Death: 90

Place of Burial: Quincy, Massachusetts

Election Results

Year Candidate Name Electoral Vote Popular Vote
1796 John Adams (F) 71  
  Thomas Jefferson (DR) 68 N/A
  Thomas Pinckney (F) 59 N/A