Memoir of the Life of John Quincy Adams, Edited by Josiah Quincy
Memoir of the Life of John Quincy Adams
Edited by Josiah Quincy
John Quincy Adams, son of John and Abigail Adams, was born on the 11th of July, 1767, in the North Parish of Braintree, Massachusetts — since incorporated as the town of Quincy. The lives and characters of his parents, intimately associated with the history of the American Revolution, have been already ably and faithfully illustrated.
The origin of his name was thus stated by himself: "My great-grandfather, John Quincy, was dying when I was baptized, and his daughter, my grandmother, requested I might receive his name. This fact, recorded by my father at the time, is not without a moral to my heart, and has connected with that portion of my name a charm of mingled sensibility and devotion. It was filial tenderness that gave the name — it was the name of one passing from earth to immortality. These have been, through life, perpetual admonitions to do nothing unworthy of it." ...
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John Quincy Adams (1767-1848) was the son of the second President John Adams.
He served in the Senate, the House of Representatives, as Secretary of State, and was the sixth President of the United States.
Adams lost his bid for re-election to Andrew Jackson. Adams was elected a U.S. Representative from Massachusetts after leaving office, the only president ever to do so.
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