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    John Quincy Adams, 1843. Earliest known photograph of a U.S. president.

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      John Quincy Adams, the First U.S President to be Photographed The earliest known photos of an American president are daguerreotypes of John Quincy Adams taken in 1843,

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      First president photographed. John Quincy Adams, 6th President of the United States, was born on July 11, 1767.

    • Rob Gardner

      "If your actions inspire others to dream more, learn more, do more and become more, you are a leader." -- John Quincy Adams, 6th President of the United States

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      john quincy adams (6th president of the u.s.), 1843. earliest known photograph of a u.s. president.

    • Jay Nolan

      John Quincy Adams - 6th President of the United States of America (1825 - 1829) Earliest known photograph of a U.S. President (1843)

    • Rhonda Kelly

      John Quincy Adams (July 11, 1767 – February 23, 1848) was an American statesman who served as the sixth President of the United States from 1825 to 1829. He also served as a diplomat, a Senator and member of the House of Representatives. He was a member of the Federalist, Democratic-Republican, National Republican, and later Anti-Masonic and Whig parties.

    • Phillip Smith

      John Quincy Adams - Born July 11, 1767, in Braintree (modern Quincy), Massachusetts, to John Adams and Abigail Smith Adams. He spent nearly his entire life in public service and he was the sixth President (1825-1829). Died on February 23, 1848, in the Speaker's Room at the Capitol in Washington, D.C., after suffering a cerebral hemorrhage at his desk on the House floor two days earlier.

    • Sharon Phillips

      Earliest known photo of an American president; John Quincy Adams in 1843 "if you actions inspire others to dream more, learn more, do more, and become more, you are a Leader." 6th President, 1825-1829, married Louisa. Refused to take oath on Bible saying he perferred his hand on Book of Laws including the Constitution.

    • Rita

      John Quincy Adams (July 11, 1767 – February 23, 1848) was the sixth President of the United States (1825–1829). He served as American diplomat, Senator, and Congressional representative. He was a member of the Federalist, Democratic-Republican, National Republican, and later Anti-Masonic and Whig parties. Adams was the son of former President John Adams and Abigail Adams. John Quincy Adams, 1843. Earliest known photograph of a U.S. president.

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