Louisa Adams

Introduction

Louisa Adams (1775-1852) was an American first lady (1825-1829) and the wife of John Quincy Adams, a U.S. Congressman and the sixth president of the United States. The only first lady born abroad, she met her husband while he was serving as a U.S. minister in Europe and she accompanied him on all of his diplomatic missions throughout their marriage. Though she was a skilled hostess, she suffered from a series of illnesses and recurring depression, which coupled with the loss of several children, led her to increasingly withdraw from public life while first lady.

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Louisa Adams

  • Author

    History.com Staff

  • Website Name

    History.com

  • Year Published

    2009

  • Title

    Louisa Adams

  • URL

    http://www.history.com/topics/first-ladies/louisa-adams

  • Access Date

    September 01, 2014

  • Publisher

    A+E Networks