Adams, George Washington
|born on||12 April 1801 at 15:30 (= 3:30 PM )|
|Place||Boston, Massachusetts, 42n22, 71w04|
|Timezone||LMT m71w04 (is local mean time)|
|Astrology data||22°25' 18°20 Asc. 16°46'|
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.
- child->parent relationship with Adams, John Quincy (born 11 July 1767)
- sibling relationship with Adams, Charles Francis Sr. (born 18 August 1807)
- sibling relationship with Adams, John II (born 4 July 1803)
- sibling relationship with Adams, Louisa Catherine (born 12 August 1811)
- other kin relationship with Adams, John (born 30 October 1735)
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." .
- Personal : Death : Suicide (?)
- Vocation : Law : Attorney
- Vocation : Politics : Public office