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 »

Essays about John Adams

About His Administration

First Lady
Abigail Adams
Attorney General
Charles Lee (1797–1801)
Postmaster General
Joseph Habersham (1797–1801)
Secretary of the Navy
Benjamin Stoddert (1798–1801)

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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