Monday, October 15, 2007

Presidental Families: John Quincy and Louisa Adams

After his presidency John Quincy Adams could not contemplate the idea of "retirement" or resist the call of politics and public duty. He was elected to Congress from Massachusetts as a member of the Whig party, serving from 1831 until 1848, when he died shortly after collapsing on the floor of the House from a stroke. Known as "OLD MAN ELOQUENT" in his later years, he was a staunch and outspoken antislavery advocate.

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