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