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ADAMS, John Quincy, 2d (1833-94). An American politician. He was born in Boston, the grandson of President J. Q. Adams and son of Charles Francis Adams. He graduated at Harvard, 1853, and became a lawyer. He served three terms in the Massachusetts Legislature, and was an unsuccessful candidate for governor on the Democratic ticket in 1867 and 1871. In 1872 he was nominated for the vice-presidency on the ticket with Charles O'Conor by those Democrats who would not support Horace Greeley.