Thursday, February 21, 2013

Presidential Profiles: John Quincy Adams (1825-1829)

John Quincy Adams was born on July 11, 1767, in Braintree (now Quincy), Massachusetts. John Quincy Adams was the son of America's second president John Adams and his wife Abigail. He was essentially raised to become a leader.

Before becoming president, John Quincy Adams served as Secretary of State, becoming one of the most respected leaders to hold that position. Sadly, his presidency would not live up to this reputation. On March 4, 1825, John Quincy Adams took the oath of office in Washington, D.C. His annual salary was $25,000. He would serve 1 term as president from 1825 to 1829. On March 3, 1829, John Quincy Adams' tenure as president would end. On February 23, 1848, he died at 80 years of age in Washington, D.C.

John Quincy Adams' Administration

First Lady: Louisa Catherine Johnson Adams, married July 26, 1797

Vice President: John C. Calhoun

Secretary of State:
Henry Clay (1825-1829)

Secretary of the Treasury:
Richard Rush (1825-1829)

Secretaries of War:
James Barbour (1825-1828)
Peter B. Porter (1828) Attorney General:
William Wirt (1825-1829)

Secretary of War:
James Barbour (1825-1828)
Peter B. Porter (1828)

Secretaries of the Navy:
Samuel L. Southard (1825-29)

Inaugural Information

Tenth Inaugural Ceremonies, March 4, 1825

For more information on President John Quincy Adams, check out these resources...

John Quincy Adams, White House

American President: John Quincy Adams, Miller Center, University of Virginia

John Quincy Adams, POTUS, Internet Public Library

John Quincy Adams, American Experience, PBS

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