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Adams, Charles Francis Sr.

Born: 1807 AD
Died: 1886 AD
Nationality: American
Categories: Ambassadors, Diplomat

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.