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  • ID: I18572
  • Name: Charles Francis ADAMS
  • RELA: 7th cousin 5x removed
  • Sex: M
  • Birth: 18 AUG 1807 in Boston, Suffolk Co., MA
  • Event: Elected Member of the U.S. House of Representatives from Massachusetts BET 4 MAR 1859 AND 1 MAY 1861
  • Event: Appointed BET 1861 AND 1868 U.S. Ambassador to Great Britain
  • Event: Fact 1871 Chief U.S. delegate to Alabama Claims talks in Geneva
  • Death: 21 NOV 1886 in Boston, Suffolk Co., MA
  • Occupation: Minister to Great Britain
  • Title: Hon.
  • Occupation: Civil War diplomat
  • Event: Pic Charles Francis Adams
  • Note:
    ADAMS, Charles Francis, (son of John Quincy Adams and grandson of John Adams), a Representative from Massachusetts; born in Boston, Mass., August 18, 1807; spent several years with his parents in St. Petersburg, Russia; attended the Boston Latin School, and was graduated from Harvard University in 1825; studied law; was admitted to the bar on January 6, 1829, and commenced practice in Boston; member of the Massachusetts house of representatives 1841-1843; member of the Massachusetts state senate 1844-1845; founded the newspaper Boston Whig in 1846; unsuccessful candidate of the Free-Soil Party for Vice President of the United States in 1848; elected as a Republican to the Thirty-sixth and Thirty-seventh Congresses and served from March 4, 1859, to May 1, 1861, when he resigned to accept a diplomatic position; chairman, Committee on Manufactures (Thirty-sixth Congress); appointed by President Lincoln as Minister to England and served from March 20, 1861, to May 13, 1868; declined the presidency of Harvard University but became one of its overseers in 1869; died in Boston, Mass., November 21, 1886; interment in Mount Wollaston Cemetery, Quincy, Norfolk County, Mass.
    --- Biographical Directory of the United States Congress

    Father: John Quincy ADAMS b: 11 JUL 1767 in Braintree, Norfolk Co., MA
    Mother: Louisa Catherine JOHNSON b: 12 FEB 1775 in London, Middlesex, England

    Marriage 1 Abigail Brown BROOKS b: 25 APR 1808 in Medford, Middlesex Co., MA
    • Married: 3 SEP 1829 in Mystic Grove, Medford, Middlesex Co., MA
    1. Has No Children Louisa Catherine ADAMS b: 13 AUG 1831 in Washington, D.C.
    2. Has Children John Quincy ADAMS b: 22 SEP 1833 in Washington, D.C.
    3. Has Children Charles Francis ADAMS , Jr. b: 27 MAY 1835 in Boston, Suffolk Co., MA
    4. Has No Children Henry Brooks ADAMS b: 16 FEB 1838 in Boston, Suffolk Co., MA
    5. Has No Children Arthur ADAMS b: 23 JUL 1841 in Quincy, Norfolk Co., MA
    6. Has Children Mary Gardner ADAMS b: 19 FEB 1846 in Quincy, Norfolk Co., MA
    7. Has No Children Brooks ADAMS b: 24 JUN 1848 in Quincy, Norfolk Co., MA
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