1807 - He was born on the 18th of August in Boston, U.S.A.
1825 - He attended Boston Latin School and Harvard College, where he graduated.
1831 - He was elected to the Massachusetts House of Representatives.
1835 - He served in the state senate for five years.
1846 - He founded and edited the journal Boston Whig.
1848 - He was the unsuccessful nominee of the Free Soil Party for Vice President of the United States.
1858 - As a Republican, he was elected to the United States House of Representatives, where he chaired the
Committee on Manufactures.
1861 - He resigned to become Lincoln's minister (ambassador) to the Court of St. James (Britain).
1869 - He declined the presidency of Harvard University, but became one of its overseers.
1870 - He built the first presidential library in the United States, to honor his father John Quincy Adams.
1886 - He died on the 21st of November in Boston and was interred in Mount Wollaston Cemetery, Quincy.
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