Adams, John Quincy, 1767-1848. | Tulane University Special Collections
Name: Adams, John Quincy, 1767-1848.
Historical Note: John Quincy Adams (1767-1848) was the sixth President of the United States (1825-1829) and the son of President John Adams and Abigail Adams. He served as an American diplomat, Senator, and Congressional representative. As a diplomat, Adams negotiated many international treaties, including the Treaty of Ghent, which ended the War of 1812. As Secretary of State, he negotiated with England over America's northern border with Canada, negotiated the annexation of Florida with Spain, and developed the Monroe Doctrine. After his term as president, he returned to the United States House of Representatives for the last seventeen years of his life, serving as chair of the Committee on Commerce and Manufactures, the Committee on Indian Affairs, and the Committee on Foreign Affairs until his death in 1848. Adams was married to Louisa Catherine Adams and had three sons and a daughter.
Sources: Manuscripts Collection M-356
Note Author: LAC Group