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by John T. Marck

6th President

Term- March 4, 1825 to March 4, 1829

Democratic-Republican Party

Birth: Braintree (Quincy) Massachusetts, July 11, 1767

Ancestry: English

Marriage: London, England, July 26, 1797 to Louise Catherine Johnson, who was born in London, England, February 12, 1775. Louise died in Washington D.C., May 14, 1852 and is buried at First Parish Church, Quincy, Massachusetts.

Children: George Washington (1801-1829); John (1803-1834); Charles Francis (1807-1886); Louisa Catherine (1811-1812).

Home: "Peacefield" Quincy, Massachusetts.

Education: Studied in Paris, Amsterdam, Leyden and The Hague; received B.A. (1787) from Harvard; and studied law (1788-1790) with Theophilus Parsons.

Religion: Unitarian

Occupation before Presidency: Lawyer, professor.

Pre-Presidential Offices: Minister to the Netherlands, Prussia, Russia, and Great Britain;

Member of the Massachusetts Senate; Member of U.S. Senate; Secretary of State.

Age at Inauguration: 57

Political Party: Federalist to 1808; Democratic-Republican to 1825; National Republican (Whig) thereafter.

Adams Administration: Vice-President: John Calhoun of South Carolina, Inauguration

March 4, 1825, Hall of the House of Representatives, Washington D.C.

Occupation after Presidency: Congressman, writer.

Death: Washington, D.C., February 23, 1848

Cause of Death: Paralysis at age 80.

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

Interesting facts:

The first successful photograph ever made was taken in France in 1826, during Adams Presidency.

Also during his Presidency, Noah Webster published his first dictionary in 1828, which contained 12,000 words.

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.