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John Quincy Adams

6th President of the United States


"The great object of the institution of civil government is the improvement of the condition of those who are party to the social compact..."

--Message to Congress, 1825

Full Name: John Quincy Adams

Born: July 11, 1767

Birthplace: Braintree (now Quincy), Massachusetts

Father: John Adams (1735-1826)

Mother: Abigail Adams (1744-1818)

Wife: Louisa Adams (1775-1852)

Married: July 26, 1797

Religious Preference: Unitarian

Previous Experience: Lawyer, professor, Minister to the Netherlands, Minister to Prussia, Massachusetts Senate, U.S. Senate, Minister to Russia, Minister to Great Britain, Secretary of State

Political Party: Democratic-Republican

Age at Inauguration: 57

Term of Office: March 4, 1825 - March 4, 1829

Vice-President: John C. Calhoun (1825-1829)

Post Presidential Office: U.S. Representative

Died: February 23, 1848

Age at Death: 80

Place of Burial: Quincy, Massachusetts

President at Time of Death: James K. Polk

Election Results

Year Candidate Name Electoral Vote Popular Vote
1824 John Quincy Adams (DR)* 84 108,740
  Andrew Jackson (D) 99 153,544
  William H. Crawford 41 40,856
  Henry Clay 37 47,531

* As no candidate received a majority of the electoral votes, the decision was made by the House of Representatives.