Adams, George Washington

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Name
Adams, George Washington Gender: M
born on 12 April 1801 at 15:30 (= 3:30 PM )
Place Boston, Massachusetts, 42n22, 71w04
Timezone LMT m71w04 (is local mean time)
Data source
BC/BR in hand
Rodden Rating AA
Collector: Scholfield
Astrology data s_su.18.gif s_aricol.18.gif 22°25' s_mo.18.gif s_aricol.18.gif 18°20 Asc.s_vircol.18.gif 16°46'



George Washington Adams (Portrait by Charles Bird King)

Biography

American lawyer and politiciam, the eldest son of John Quincy Adams, the sixth president of the United States, and his wife Louisa Catherine Adams.

He was named for the first U.S. president, George Washington, which angered the boy's grandfather John Adams, who took umbrage at his son noting the first president over himself for the naming of his first-born.

Adams graduated from Harvard University Class of 1821 and studied law. After briefly practicing law, he ran for state office. He was elected to the House of Representatives of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts in 1826. He wrote a pamphlet "An Oration delivered at Quincy, on the Fifth of July, 1824".

Adams had a troubled life. Although he never married, he had a reputation as an alcoholic and womanizer. He was said to be predisposed to gloom and paranoia, a combination that would likely be classified as depressive illness. On June 9, 1829, Adams disappeared from the Benjamin Franklin in Long Island Sound during passage to New York City. His body was reported washed ashore on June 13, 1829. Historians believe that he committed suicide.

Link to Wikipedia biography

Relationships

  • other kin relationship with Adams, John (born 30 October 1735)

Events

Source Notes

Sy Scholfield quotes father's diary published on the Massachusetts Historical Society website: "12. [April 1801]. . . birth of a son at half-past three o'clock afternoon." [1].

Categories

  • Personal : Death : Suicide (?)
  • Vocation : Law : Attorney
  • Vocation : Politics : Public office

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