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John Quincy Adams

6th President of the United States

(1825-1829)

"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.