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John Quincy Adams (1767–1848)

Adams, John Quincy. An American statesman and publicist; sixth President of the United States; born at Braintree, MA, July 11, 1767; died in Washington, DC, Feb. 21, 1848. Before he reached the Presidency he had served as his country’s representative in England, France, Prussia, and Holland; in his youth, too, he had accompanied his father, John Adams, when he was American minister at London. He was a frequent contributor to the press, of articles on political topics. He translated Wieland’s ‘Oberon’ into English (1797); published ‘Letters on Silesia’ (1803). The ‘Diary of J. Q. Adams,’ with his ‘Memoirs,’ in 12 vols., was published in 1874–77, edited by his son. (See Critical and Biographical Introduction).