John Adams

US President

Birthday October 30, 1735

Birth Sign Scorpio

Birthplace Braintree, MA

DEATH DATE Jul 4, 1826 (90)

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About

One of the United States' Founding Fathers, as well as its first vice president and its second president.

Before Fame

His father wanted him to be a minister, but he instead opted to become a lawyer. He rose to fame as a vehement critic of the Stamp Act of 1765.

Trivia

He controversially defended the British soldiers who were responsible for killing five civilians in the 1770 Boston Massacre.

Family Life

He relied heavily on his wife, Abigail, for advice and insight, and their prolific correspondence became legendary. They married on October 25, 1764, and their children were named Nabby, John Quincy, Susanna, Charles, Thomas, and Elizabeth.

Associated With

He served as vice president to the first president of the United States, George Washington.