Adams, John Quincy, 1927, Biographical Sketch

THE SON of die country's second President, John Quincy Adams holds the record of having been the nation's youngest and oldest public servant. From boyhood, when he was secretary of legation, at the age of 14, until he fell in the halls of Congress in his 81st year, he was in the service of his country, 55 of those 67 years. The country's sixth President enjoyed rare educational advantages abroad and in this country. He served as Minister to Holland, Prussia and Russia, and in 1817, was made Secretary of State. He was elected President in 1824 and conducted the only non-partisan administration in the history of the United States. Soon after his Presidential term ended, he was elected to the House of Representatives and fought the slave power aggressively. Succumbing to the active prosecution of these principles in 1848, his body was taken to Quincy, Mass., and there can be seen today what is not possible to be seen anywhere else in this country, the birthplaces and graves of two Presidents, side by side.
1. Brief Biographies of our Presidents and the First Ladies of the Land, 1927, American Weekly, Inc., page 7.

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