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John Quincy Adams
John Quincy Adams was the son of President John Adams, served as U.S. Senator from Massachusetts and was Secretary of State under President James Monroe. In the presidential election of 1824, no one candidate received a majority of electoral votes and the election was decided in Adams' favor by Congress. The election of 1828 was the first in which the candidates were chosen by state legislatures instead of congressional caucuses, making the popular vote more of a factor. Adams lost by a wide More »
Born: July 11, 1767 (Braintree, Massachusetts)