The Encyclopedia Americana (1920)/Adams, John Quincy (2d)
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ADAMS, John Quincy (2d), American politician, son of Charles Francis: b. in Boston, 22 Sept. 1833; d. 14 Aug. 1894. He was graduated at Harvard in 1853, and became a lawyer. A Democrat after the war, he took hopeless candidacies for the governorship to keep the organization together, in 1867 and 1871, and for the vice-presidency in 1872. He also served in the legislature in 1866, 1869 and 1870. In 1877 he was made a member of the corporation of Harvard.