John Quincy Adams

Political Offices

What political race did Adams lose in 1802?

Adams then decided to run for a seat in the U.S. House of Representatives. However, he lost the election to the Democratic-Republican incumbent, Dr. William Eustis. Adams lost the election by a mere fifty-nine votes. Eustis himself had a fine political career, later serving as U.S. secretary of war and then as governor of Massachusetts.


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