John Quincy Adams

More a founding son than a father, Adams would live well into the 19th Century, the most brilliant link in a chain of Adams men distinguished for two centuries in many avenues of American politics, society and culture. As a young teenager, Adams would contribute significantly to the foreign policy successes of the early Republic and later take his place as President of the United States, son of a President. He kept a personal diary for sixty nine years, which runs to fifty volumes.