US Con Adams, Charles Francis Sr. - U.S. Congressman, MA / Diplomat

Charles Francis Adams Sr.

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Born: August 18, 1807

Birthplace: Boston, Massachusetts

Father: US President John Quincy Adams 1767 – 1848
(Buried: United First Parish Church, Quincy, Massachusetts)​

Mother: US First Lady Louisa Catherine Johnson 1775 – 1852
(Buried: United First Parish Church, Quincy, Massachusetts)​

Grandfather: US President John Adams 1735 – 1826
(Buried: United First Parish Church, Quincy, Massachusetts)​

Grandmother: US First Lady Abigail Smith 1744 – 1818
(Buried: United First Parish Church, Quincy, Massachusetts)​

Wife: Abigail Brown Brooks 1808 – 1889
(Buried: Mount Wollaston Cemetery, Quincy, Massachusetts)​

Children:

Louisa Catherine Adams Kuhn 1831 – 1870​
(Buried: Cimitero Accatolico, Florence, Italy)​
Colonel John Quincy Adams II 1833 – 1894
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(Buried: Mount Wollaston Cemetery, Quincy, Massachusetts)​
Bvt. Brigadier General Charles Francis Adams Jr. 1835 – 1915​
(Buried: Mount Wollaston Cemetery, Quincy, Massachusetts)​
Henry Brooks Adams 1838 – 1918​
(Cenotaph: Rock Creek Cemetery, Washington, D.C.)​
Arthur Adams 1841 – 1846​
(Buried: Mount Wollaston Cemetery, Quincy, Massachusetts)​
Mary Gardner Adams Quincy 1845 – 1928​
(Buried: Mount Auburn Cemetery, Cambridge, Massachusetts)​
Brooks Adams 1848 – 1927​
(Buried: Mount Wollaston Cemetery, Quincy, Massachusetts)​


Political Parties:
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Whig Party, Free Soil Party, Republican Party,
Liberal Republican Party, Anti-Masonic Party, and Democratic Party

Education:

Attended Boston Latin School​
1825: Graduated from Harvard University​

Occupation before War:

Attorney in Boston, Massachusetts​
1841 – 1843: Massachusetts State Representative​
1844 – 1845: Massachusetts State Senator​
1846: Founder of Boston Whig Newspaper​
1848: Unsuccessful Free Soil Party Vice Presidential Candidate​
1859 – 1861: United States Congressman from Massachusetts​
1859 – 1861: Chairman of House Manufactures Committee​
1859 – 1861: Member of House Library Committee​

Civil War Career:

1861: Resigned as United States Congressman on May 1st​
1861 – 1868: United States Minister to Great Britain​
Helped maintain British neutrality during the Civil War​
1861: Helped resolve the Trent Affair​

Occupation after War:

Declined the Presidency of Harvard University​
1869 – 1886: Overseer of Harvard University​
1870: Built first Presidential library to honor his father.​
1872: Unsuccessful Candidate for Liberal Republican Nomination​
1876: Unsuccessful Candidate for Governor of Massachusetts​
1876: Sided with Samuel J. Tilden during electoral college controversy​

Died: November 21, 1886

Place of Death: Boston, Massachusetts

Age at time of Death: 79 years old

Burial Place: Mount Wollaston Cemetery, Quincy, Massachusetts
 
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7thWisconsin

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Nov 21, 2014
That would be the father of the famous ¨The Education of Henry Adams¨ Henry Adams, the 4th child listed above. He dedicated his life to the study of history because it was ¨safe.¨ (I had to read his book as a junior in college. I´m not sure I understood, or agreed with it.)
 
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