John Quincy Adams

Early Life and Family

What was his father’s profession?

John Quincy Adams was the oldest son of John Adams, the second president of the United States. They were the first father and son to serve as commanders in chief of the United States of America. It was not until George W. Bush became the forty-third president, following in the footsteps of his father, George H. W. Bush, that there was another father and son who both won the presidency. John Adams was a politician and a lawyer—just as John Quincy Adams would become.

Portrait of President John Quincy Adams by Thomas Sully.


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