Dictionary of the United States Congress: And the General Government (Classic Reprint) by Charles LanmanDictionary of the United States Congress: And the General Government (Classic Reprint) by Charles Lanman

Dictionary of the United States Congress: And the General Government (Classic Reprint)

byCharles Lanman

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Adams, John Quincy. - Born in Braintree, now Quincy, Massachusetts, July 11, 1767. When ten years of age, be accompanied his father to France; and when fifteen, was Private Secretary to the Amer ican Minister in Russia. He was graduated at Har vard University in 1787 studied law in Newbury port, and settled in Boston. From 1794 to 1801 he was American Minister to Holland, England, Sweden, and Prussia. He was a Senator in Congress from 1803 to 1808; Professor of Rhetoric in Harvard Uni versity, with limited duties, from 1806 to 1808; was appointed, in 1809, Minister to Russia; assisted in negotiating the Treaty of Ghent, in 1814; and as sisted, also, as Minister, at the Convention of Com. Merce with Great Britain, in 1815. He was Secretary of State under President Monroe and was chosen Pres ident of the United States in 1825, serving one term. In 1831 he was elected a Representative in Congress, and continued in that position until his death, which occurred in the Speaker's room, two days after falling from his seat in the House of Representatives, Pebru ary 23, 1848. His last words were This is the end of earth I am content. He was Chairman of sev eral of the most important committees, and always a working member of the House. He published Let ters on Silesia, Lectures on Rhetoric and Oratory, and various Poems, beside many occasional letters and speeches. His unpublished writings, it is said, would make many volumes. An elaborate history of his life was published in 1875, edited by his son. Charles Francis Adams. Complete works in press.

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Title:Dictionary of the United States Congress: And the General Government (Classic Reprint)Format:PaperbackDimensions:692 pages, 9 × 6 × 1.39 inPublished:October 18, 2018Publisher:FB&C LtdLanguage:English

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