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by John T. Marck


2nd President

Term- March 4, 1797 to March 4, 1801

Federalist Party

Birth: Braintree (Quincy), Massachusetts, October 30, 1735.

Ancestry: English

Marriage: Weymouth, Massachusetts, October 25, 1764 to Abigail Smith, who was born in Weymouth, Massachusetts, November 11, 1744. Abigail died in Quincy, Massachusetts on October 28, 1818 and is buried at the First Parish Church, Quincy, Massachusetts.

Children: Abigail Amelia (1765-1813); John Quincy (1767-1848); Susanna (1768-1770); Charles (1770-1800) and Thomas Boylston (1772-1832).

Home: Peacefield, Quincy, Massachusetts.

Education: Attended private schools in Braintree; received B.A. (1775) from Harvard.

Religion: Unitarian

Occupation before Presidency: Teacher, farmer, lawyer.

Pre-Presidential Offices: Representative to Massachusetts General Court; Delegate to First and Second Continental Congresses; Member of Provincial Congress of Massachusetts; Delegate to Massachusetts Constitutional Convention; Commissioner to France; Minister to Netherlands and England; Vice-President.

Age at Inauguration: 61

Adams Administration: Vice-President: Thomas Jefferson, Inauguration March 4, 1797, Federal Hall, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

Occupation after Presidency: Writer

Death: Quincy, Massachusetts, July 4, 1826 Cause of Death: Debility at age 90

Place of Burial: First Unitarian Church, Quincy, Massachusetts.

Interesting Facts:

The White House was first known as the Presidential Palace, and was unfinished when Adams moved in.

The 44-gun frigate USS Constitution was first launched during Adams Presidency, in 1797. She was nicknamed Old Iron Sides because of the strength of her oak timbers.

Copyright 1990-2022 by  John T. Marck. All Rights Reserved. This article and their accompanying pictures, photographs, and line art, may not be resold, reprinted, or redistributed for compensation of any kind without prior written permission from the author. From The Presidents of the United States by John T. Marck.