Adams, Charles Francis Sr.

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Adams, Charles Francis Sr. Gender: M
born on 18 August 1807 at 08:30 (= 08:30 AM )
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_leocol.18.gif 24°36' s_mo.18.gif s_aqucol.18.gif 28°19 Asc.s_libcol.18.gif 02°43'

Charles Francis Sr. Adams


American historical editor, politician and diplomat. He was the son of President John Quincy Adams and grandson of President John Adams, about whom he wrote a major biography.

Adams served in the Massachusetts State Senate, before running unsuccessfully for Vice-President (Free Soil Party) in the election of 1848. During the Civil War, Adams was Lincoln’s foreign minister in London, where he played a key role in keeping Britain neutral, while southern agents were trying to achieve official recognition of the Confederacy. This meant conducting dialogue with both sides, and monitoring the British connection in the supply of commerce raiders.

He became an overseer of Harvard University, and built a library in honor of his father in Quincy, Massachusetts.

Charles Francis Adams and his wife Abigail Brown Brooks had seven children. He died in Boston on November 21, 1886.

Link to Wikipedia biography


  • parent->child relationship with Adams, Brooks (born 24 June 1848)
  • other kin relationship with Adams, John (born 30 October 1735)


Source Notes

Sy Scholfield quotes father's diary published on the Massachusetts Historical Society website: "18 [August 1807] . . . born at half-past eight o'clock this Morning." [1].


  • Vocation : Humanities+Social Sciences : Historian
  • Vocation : Politics : Public office
  • Vocation : Writers : Biographer
  • Vocation : Writers : Publisher/ Editor