Charles Francis Adams, Sr.


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Charles Francis Adams, Sr. (August 18, 1807 – November 21, 1886) was an American lawyer, politician, diplomat and writer. He was the grandson of President John Adams and Abigail Adams and the son of President John Quincy Adams and Louisa Adams.

He was born in Boston, and attended Boston Latin School and Harvard College, where he graduated in 1825. He then studied law with Daniel ... more »

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  • ''In this country ... men seem to live for action as long as they can and sink into apathy when they retire.''
    Charles Francis Adams, Sr. (1807-1886), U.S. statesman, diplomat. Journal entry, April 15, 1836.
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