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Louisa Adams

John Quincy Adams
"There is something in this great, unsocial house which depresses my spirits beyond expression." Mrs. Adams said on the White House.

Born - February 21, 1775 in London, England

Parents - Joshua Johnson & Catherine Nuth Johnson

Married - July 26, 1797 to John Quincy Adams

Children - George Washington (1801 – 1829),
John (1803 – 1834),
Charles Francis (1807 – 1886),
Louisa Catherine (1811 – 1812)

Firsts - 1st and only First Lady not born in the United States.

Post White House residence - Washington, D.C.

Died - May 15, 1852 in Washington, D.C.

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  • Mrs. Adams was a fan of chocolate.
  • Despite her objection, Mrs. Adams followed her husband to live in Europe during his time as a foreign minister. She played an important role in helping foster positive foreign relations.
  • Louisa Adams was the 1st and only First Lady not born in the United States.

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