He was a 5 feet 7 inches tall and weighted about 175 pounds. Adams was born July 11, 1767, in Braintree (Now Quincy), Massachusetts. His father was John Adams (1744-1818) and His mother was Abigail Smith Adams. 

John Quincy was the second of four children to live to maturity. John had one older sister and two younger brothers: Mrs. Abigail smith, Charles Adams and Thomas Bolston Adams. 

He married Louisa Catherine Johnson when he was 30 and she was 22 years of age on July 26, 1797 at All Hallows Barking parish in London England. John Quincy had 3 sons; John Washington Adams (1801-1829) lawyer, John Adams II (1803-1834), presidential Aid and Charles Francis Adams (1807-1886) Diplomat, public official and Author. 

He had no military career. Following his admission to the bar in 1790, Adams opened a law office in Boston but attracted few clients. He became the Minister to the Netherlands (1794-1797) as a reward for his political articles he had written in support for the administration. Later he became the minister of Prussia (1797-1801), Massachusetts State Senator (1802),Us Senator (1803-1808), Minister to Russia (1809-1814) Chief Negotiator of Treaty of Ghent (1814), Minister of Great Britain (1815-1817) and Secretary of State (1817-1825) before his presidential Nomination in 1824. 

John Quincy Adams won the nomination for the presidency and ran his campaign having as opponents Andrew Jackson and William H Crawford. His presidential Address was on March 4, 1825. John C Calhoun (1782-1850) became his Vice-president. 

On November 20th 1846 John Quincy Adams suffered a mild stroke while strolling with a friend in Boston. He recovered to the point in which he was able to retake his congressional duties in Washington but on February 21, 1948, He suffered a second stroke, This one massive. John Quincy Adams died on February 23, 1948 at 7:20 P.M.




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