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John Adams (1735 – 1826)

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Life in Brief: Before becoming President in 1797, John Adams built his reputation as a blunt-speaking man of independent mind. A fervent patriot and brilliant intellectual, Adams served as a delegate from Massachusetts to the Continental Congress between 1774 a… more life in brief »

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Facts about John Adams

Term
:
2nd President of the United States (1797 – 1801)
Born
:
October 30, 1735, North Precinct of Braintree (now Quincy), Massachusetts
Political Party
:
Federalist
Died
:
July 04, 1826
Nickname
:
“Atlas of Independence”
Education
:
Harvard College (graduated 1755)
Religion
:
Unitarian
Marriage
:
October 25, 1764, to Abigail Smith (1744–1818)
Children
:
Abigail Amelia (1765–1813), John Quincy (1767–1848), Susanna (1768–1770), Charles (1770–1800), Thomas Boylston (1772–1832)
Career
:
Lawyer
Buried
:
Quincy, Massachusetts
Writings

The Works of John Adams, The Adams-Jefferson Letters, Diary and Autobiography, The Papers of John Adams, The Political Writings of John Adams


Citation Information

Consulting Editor

C. James Taylor

Mr. Taylor is the editor-in-chief of the Adams Papers at the Massachusetts Historical Society.

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