Louisa Adams Biography

U.S. First Lady (1775–1852)
Louis Adams was the first lady of the United States from 1825 to 1829 while her husband, John Quincy Adams, was president.


In 1795, Louisa Adams met 28-year-old John Quincy Adams, recently named American minister to the Netherlands, and two years later, his father became the American president. With John’s changing posts, the pair moved from Germany to Russia to England before he won the presidency in 1824. John Quincy lost the presidential election of 1828 and the couple stayed in Washington.

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