John Adams

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  1. John Adams

    1735 - 1826 Male
    Second U.S. President

    John Adams was an American Founding Father, lawyer, statesman, diplomat and political theorist. A leading champion of independence in 1776, he was the second President of the United States (1797–1801). Hailing from New England, Adams, a prominent lawyer and public figure in Boston, was highly educated and represented Enlightenment values promoting republicanism.… Read More

  2. John Adams

    Age 67 Male
    32 Photos

    John Coolidge Adams is a Pulitzer Prize-winning American composer with strong roots in minimalism. His best-known works include Short Ride in a Fast Machine (1986), On the Transmigration of Souls (2002), a choral piece commemorating the victims of the September 11, 2001 attacks (for which he won the Pulitzer Prize for Music in 2003), and Shaker Loops (1978), a minimalist four-movement work for strings.… Read More

  3. John Quincy Adams

    1767 - 1848 Male

    John Quincy Adams /ˈkwɪnzi/ was the sixth President of the United States. He served as an 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.… Read More

  4. John Bodkin Adams

    1899 - 1983 Male
    General Practitionar + Fraudster + Suspected Serial Killer

    John Bodkin Adams was an Irish-born British general practitioner, convicted fraudster and suspected serial killer. Between the years 1946 and 1956, more than 160 of his patients died in suspicious circumstances. Of these, 132 left him money or items in their will. He was tried and acquitted for the murder of one patient in 1957.… Read More

  5. John Couch Adams

    1819 - 1892 Male
    Mathematician and Astronomer

    John Couch Adams was a British mathematician and astronomer. Adams was born in Laneast, near Launceston, Cornwall, and died in Cambridge. The Cornish name Couch is pronounced "cooch". His most famous achievement was predicting the existence and position of Neptune, using only mathematics. The calculations were made to explain discrepancies with Uranus's orbit and the laws of Kepler and Newton.… Read More

  6. John Adams

    1918 - 2008 Male
    Royal Navy Admiral

    Rear Admiral John Harold Adams, CB, LVO was a Royal Navy officer who was best known for his command of HMS Albion, a 22,000 ton Centaur-class light aircraft carrier, during the Indonesia–Malaysia confrontation.… Read More

  7. John Luther Adams

    Age 61 Male
    Composer + Musician

    John Luther Adams is a composer whose music is inspired by nature, especially the landscapes of Alaska where he has lived since 1978.

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